Thursday, February 28, 2013

Internet aggregate guacamole

Awhile ago I decided to learn to make guacamole since Wendy loves it.  It turns out that I love it too, and the way I arrived at my recipe was to use my internet aggregate cooking system.  In short, you google your dish, guacamole in this case, normalize the ingredients (as if they were all using 2 avocados, in this case) and then look at the secondary ingredients.  If a secondary ingredient appears on at least 3 of the 5 recipes you average the amounts and put it in.  You have to be smart of course because if 2 recipes list lime juice and 2 lemon juice you really need one or the other, but mostly it works out very easily.

The great thing is that any given recipe on the internet might suck but averaging them like this works great.  People as a whole are fantastic at coming up with great food and Google is great and finding the recipes that people recommend and return to.  Voila,

Internet Aggregate Guacamole

2 ripe avocados (soft to the touch, must compress when squeezed hard)
1 very large tomato
1/2 a small onion, or 1/4 of  large one
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
2/3 tsp salt
2/3 tsp pepper

Dice the tomato and onion finely, mix everything in, and mash the avocados until they are somewhere between a paste and tiny pieces.  Serve!  I like using round hard wheat crackers to eat with but you can honestly put this on nearly anything from hamburgers to salad.  Wendy just eats it with a spoon.  Om nom nom.  Adding in two cloves of finely chopped garlic also works nicely if you swing that way.

1 comment:

  1. I already have it filed along with 'Sky's Bruschetta". Thanks!