Guaquitos – Guacamole Taco Rolls

Posted on 04 May 2011 by Mădălina

I love the texture of this recipe: the guacamole is creamy and smooth, while the fried tortilla shell lends the perfect amount of crunch. No dipping needed.

Okay, so the name could use a little tweeking, but the recipe is spot on.  Feliz Cinco de Mayo.

Guaquito – Guacamole Taco Rolls
(makes 10 rolls)

Ingredients:

-       3 ripe Mexican avocados (slightly squishy, but with some firmness)
-       1 medium size red onion (~ ½ cup), diced
-       1 medium size tomato (I used a handful of cherry tomatoes– it’s all I had), diced
-       2 tsp lime juice
-       3 gloves of garlic (or more, up to you), minced
-       ½ jalapeño, finely chopped (less or more; again, up to you)
-       ½ tsp cumin powder
-       ¼ tsp ground cardamom
-       ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
-       1 tbsp sour cream (optional, but adds to the creamy-ness)
-       salt + pepper to taste
-       10 flour or corn tortillas
-       2 cups of oil for frying


Directions:

  1. In a deep and heavy pan bring the oil to 350’F.  (More deep frying tips here)
  2. Carefully cut the avocado in half, length wise, and pit the core. Using a spoon, scoop out the avocado, and dice neatly.
     

     

     

  3. In a medium-size bowl, fold all the ingredients together. I like my guacamole to be slightly chunky—stir to the consistency you prefer.
  4. Place 1 tbsp of guacamole in the center of a flour tortilla, fold the outer edges in, and tightly roll. Secure the tortilla rolls with toothpicks.
  5. Fry the tortilla-guacamole rolls for 90 seconds on each side, or until golden brown. Carefully remove the rolls from the oil, and allow to cool slightly on a paper towel lined cookie sheet. Serve alongside sour cream, and pico de gallo.

If you’re not feeling the whole roll-making process, take the easy way out and serve with tortilla chips. These were home-made by cutting a tortilla into 8thsand deep fried at 350′f until golden brown.


That’s it, you’re done. Here’s Happy (looking slightly unhappy)– this photo is a result of his persistence and indignation.

Comments:

16 Comments For This Post

  1. One of Ottawa's Real Foodies Says:

    I love cats and I think I might be in love with your cat!

    It seems everyone is getting on board food-wise for Cinco de Mayo this Thursday. I am starting to wonder if I will have any luck finding an avocado when I go grocery shopping tomorrow!!!

    I like the idea of adding cardamom.

  2. Tanja Says:

    They do look Duhlicious!!! :0 I’m thinking taco night just took another turn for the good!!!!!

  3. Taiya Says:

    Looks fantastic! Your cat definitely isn’t looking very amused. :D

  4. briarrose Says:

    Heavenly! I’m pretty sure if I made these my husband would steal them all. ;)

  5. Jessica Says:

    What an interesting twist.A must make!
    Thanks!

  6. Mădălina Says:

    Ottawa’s Real Foodie – Happy is quite the character; always demands attention when I’m short of time. He was trying way to hard this time around, so I thought I owed it to him. I like the cardamom too– it adds a hint of citrus, and makes the dish taste fresh. Good luck finding avocados.

    Tanja – Deepfrying stuff changes everything. This application would taste amazing with traditional taco filling. Mmmm, you got the cog wheels turning and thinking of new ideas.

    Taiya – Happy was upset because the guacamole was getting more attention. The whole time he was looking up, and I swear he was saying ‘Are you done yet? It’s my turn’

    Briarrose – My dad, who HATES (scratch that, replace with hated) avocados, ate everything. He even called me this morning to make sure I tell everyone to make them, because he thought they were outstanding.

    Jessica – That’s what happends when you throw old wisdom out the window, and start playing with food.

  7. Emma Says:

    OMG these sound heavenly! Love the idea of the combo of crunchy outer with smooth creamy inner! I might try smearing a little chipotle en adobe sauce on the tortillas before the guacamole to add a kick!

  8. Ben Says:

    LOL i love the name! They look yummy and crispy :)

  9. Doah Says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! Mine didn’t turn out as pretty as yours, but it was still a huge success!

    http://www.doahshungry.com/2011/05/guaquitos.html

  10. Agarici Says:

    oooooooooo, i loved both the rolls and the triangles both.
    they surely are out of this world.
    and i do not say this in vain, i had to eat what you see in the pictures (who is the lucky one?)

  11. Nutella Love Affair Says:

    Perfect for appetizers! I am definitely going to try them at my next dinner!

  12. Wende Says:

    Can’t wait to try this out! I shared your recipe on my Must Try Tuesday post….

    http://therickettchronicles.blogspot.com/2011/05/there-were-some-delicious-recipes-this.html

    Thanks!

  13. Valerie Says:

    This looks crazy good, can’t wait to try! And it’s already gotten a lot of talk when I shared the recipe on a social-networking site :)

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  15. Taiya Says:

    I’ve been searching all through my google reader for this recipe. :) So glad I found it! I actually just need the guac part, but I *really wanted this recipe again. I’m writing it down now!

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