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Emeril's Quick And Perfect Guacamole And Homemade Tortilla Chips

Emeril's Quick And Perfect Guacamole And Homemade Tortilla Chips

Who doesn't love guacamole? Whip this up before the game in no time. Everyone will love it!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4


  • 2 medium-size ripe Haas avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 3 tablespoons peeled, seeded, finely chopped ripe tomatoes
  • 1 small fresh jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Hot sauce, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup corn tortillas, cut into quarters
  • Emeril's Original Essence, to taste
  • Salt, to taste


  • In a medium mixing bowl, mash avocados with a fork until soft but still lumpy. Stir in tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, sour cream, and hot sauce. Season with salt. Press a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole, forcing out any air bubbles. Refrigerate. It will keep for up to 8 hours.

  • In a large, heavy, deep pot or an electric fryer, heat 2 cups vegetable oil to 360 degrees. Deep-fry tortilla strips until lightly golden and crispy, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels, then season with Essence and salt.