Back when I moved into my college apartment, my two roommates and I would get together to have some beers on the weekend and enjoy some snacks. For us, the old stand-by of chips or pub mix just didn’t cut it. We wanted something a little better.
In a series of three articles, I’ll recommend some easy-peasy snacks that will bring out the best in your beer and the best compliments from your friends.
So, let’s get started.
Katie K’s Guacamole
(Author’s Note: I wasn’t a huge fan of avocados until I ate this. Now I eat and cook dishes with avocados all the time. I’ll let you be the judge, though.)
This recipe makes a small bowl of guacamole, which is enough for 4 normal snackers, but probably only enough for 2 or 3 of the most ravenous of drunk eaters.
You’re gonna need:
- 2 Avocados
- 1 large red onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- ½ tablespoon of ground black pepper (table pepper is fine too)
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 lime
- 1 jalapeño pepper
- 1 bottle of tequila
- 1 shot glass (optional)
- 1 pair of sunglasses
Here’s what you gotta do:
1. Put on your sunglasses. This is the part where you cut the onion and you don’t want anyone to think you’re crying. The sunglasses are for protection and to make you look awesome while you’re cooking. (I wear them all the time, not just when I’m chopping onions.)
2. Cut your onion in half, then take one of those halves and chop it up into little bits. (I cheated and used a food processor, which just makes everything go faster, but pre-processor I used to work it old school.)
3. Chop up your three garlic cloves and add them to the pile of chopped onions.
4. Cut the crown off of your jalapeño and removed the insides, including the seeds. Chop up the pepper and add it to the onions and the garlic.
5. Halve your avocados. Remove the pit and scoop out the insides.
6. Add the avocados to your bowl, add the salt and pepper.
7. Mash everything up nice until it looks like, well, guacamole.
8. Cut a slice out of the lime.
9. Put some salt on the webby part of your hand between your thumb and index finger.
10. Take a shot of tequila.
11. Bite into the lime.
12. Repeat steps 8-11 as necessary or until one slice of lime remains.
13. Cut another slice out of the lime, and this time squeeze some juice into the guacamole. This will preserve the bright green color and add a little zing. (Don’t worry if you wake up tomorrow, look in the fridge and the guacamole is a dark greenish-brownish color. Just stir it up and add a little more fresh lime juice.)
14. Serve with tortillia chips.
What about the beer?
It’s a snack, so, pretty much anything. My suggestion? Get a bunch of your best buds together and have everyone bring a different 6-pack of brew, throw them all into a cooler and have a grab bag-type shindig. I did this a few weekends ago with a bunch of my friends and it worked out really well.
Stick around for next week’s featured snack food!