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Avocado, Pickled Vidalia Onions and Tasso Guacamole on Crab Boil Potato Chips

Avocado, Pickled Vidalia Onions and Tasso Guacamole on Crab Boil Potato Chips
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Chef Susan Spicer created this New Orleans-style guacamole featuring pickled onions and Tasso ham.

ingredients

Serving Size: 4

2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
3 Tbsp. pickled Vidalia onions (see make-ahead recipe below)
2 Tbsp. very finely diced Tasso ham
2 Tbsp. finely chopped scallions
1 lemon, juice only
1 Tbsp. olive oil
As needed Salt to taste
As needed Crab boil potato chips, optional (see make-ahead recipe below)
As needed Pickled Vidalia Onions
1/2 cups vinegar (white or apple cider)
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 cup finely chopped Vidalia onion
As needed Crab Boil Potato Chips
1 potato, sliced very thin on a vegetable slicer, then rinsed in cool water and dried
1 qt. oil, for frying
As needed Crab Boil spice mix (see make-ahead recipe below)
As needed Crab Boil Spice Mix
2 Tbsp. toasted coriander seed
3 Tbsp. yellow mustard seeds
1 Tbsp. allspice
1 Tbsp. dried thyme
1 Tbsp. dried dill
1 Tbsp. dried lemon zest, very finely chopped
1 Tbsp. cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp. celery salt

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Instructions

  1. Mix in a bowl; let sit 10 minutes and serve on crab boil potato chips.
Pickled Vidalia Onions Instructions:
1. Bring vinegar, sugar and salt to a boil in a small pot and whisk to dissolve.
2. When cool, pour over onions and let steep for about an hour. 
3. Place any unused onions in a covered jar and refrigerate.
Pickled Vidalia Onions Instructions:
  1. Bring vinegar, sugar and salt to a boil in a small pot and whisk to dissolve.
  2. When cool, pour over onions and let steep for about an hour. 
  3. Place any unused onions in a covered jar and refrigerate.
Crab Boil Potato Chips Instructions:
  1. Slice potatoes very thin and cook in 325 degree F oil, stirring from time to time, until evenly brown.
  2. Remove from oil, drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt and crab boil mixture. 
Crab Boil Spice Mix Instructions:
  1. Place all ingredients except cayenne pepper and celery salt in a spice grinder or blender and grind.
  2. Place ground ingredients in a bowl and stir in cayenne pepper and celery salt.
Serving Suggestion: Also delicious with fresh vegetable sticks and chips.
* Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger avocados, adjust the quantity accordingly.

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