Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Flat Bread's Accoutrements

Jim bought me Alton Brown's recently released cookbook, Good Eats: The Early Years. Good friends of ours, Ken and Dave Williams got me completely hooked on Alton Brown and his show Good Eats. After watching an episode, along with learning an amazing recipe, you have the science and understanding of the food or technique to make you a better cook. Alton's goal for the show was to be a combination of Julia Child, Monty Python and Mr. Wizard. If you have never watched an episode, watch an episode.

Alton's Guacumole

3 Avocados, chopped
1 lime juiced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 med onion, minced
2 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced

Stir together avocado and lime juice, reserve juice. Drain extra lime juice and mash in salt, cumin and cayenne with a potato masher. Fold in onion, tomatoes, cilantro and garlic. Add 1 Tbsp lime juice back to the guac. Let stand at room temp covered with saran wrap. Serve atop flatbread, or dip chips into it.


  1. I'm so going to make this... I've always been looking for a good recipe!

  2. And maybe if I tell B that Jessie loves it, she'll actually try it!!!

  3. I am so excited! I have three perfectly ripe avocados at home that I wanted to make guacamole with! YAY!