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Guacamole Bites

Guacamole Bites made with avocados, lime juice, tomatoes, onions and cilantro; then coated in crispy tortilla chips and deep fried until golden brown.

Guacamole Bites made with avocados, lime juice, tomatoes, onions and cilantro; then coated in crispy tortilla chips and deep fried until golden brown.

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Last July we visited a local restaurant by our home in Florida called Wicked Cantina. So many restaurants come and go in a touristy area each year that it’s nice to get some new ones every now and then to mix things up a bit. I mean really, who wants to cook every night when you’re supposed to be on vacation right?

It was still too early for dinner, but way past lunch so we just grabbed a few drinks and some appetizers to pick on. I opted for a Margarita (fantastic by the way!) and we ordered their Chorizo Queso (also fabulous!) and what they called Guacamole Bites.

Wicked Cantina Guacamole Bites

We enjoyed them so much that I took a picture of them to share on my Instagram page so that I could make them myself when we got home. I even contacted the restaurant, but all they could tell me was what I had pretty much figured out on my own; which is to take guacamole, coat it in tortilla chips; then fry it.

Guacamole Bites made with avocados, lime juice, tomatoes, onions and cilantro; then coated in crispy tortilla chips and deep fried until golden brown. 

Mine look a little different, but they tasted the same which is always what you’re trying to do when copying a recipe. You can use homemade guacamole or buy it pre-made from your grocery store. I personally prefer the homemade kind because I like my guacamole chunky where you can see the tomatoes and onions in there.

Guacamole Bites

I can honestly say that I’ve made this recipe three times and I think I finally got it right. The trick is to partially freeze the guacamole into individual portions (I used a scoop); then when they’ve hardened a bit, I coated them with flour, egg wash and chopped up tortilla chips; then froze them again over night before frying them.

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Before that, I tried rolling the guacamole in the tortilla chips and just had a big mess. I couldn’t even get them to be the right shape. As soon as they hit the hot oil, the bites fell apart. The second time, I did freeze them, but it wasn’t long enough and the same thing happened. Like they say, “third times the charm!”.

Guacamole Bites made with avocados, lime juice, tomatoes, onions and cilantro; then coated in crispy tortilla chips and deep fried until golden brown. 

We recently visited the restaurant again during our trip to FL for Spring Break and ordered the Guacamole Bites again and they did not disappoint. It’s a fun place where you can eat outside, listen to music (on certain nights) and watch the waves roll in across the street. What can be better than that?

Guacamole Bites made with avocados, lime juice, tomatoes, onions and cilantro; then coated in crispy tortilla chips and deep fried until golden brown. I even tried to replicate their Jalepeno Ranch Dipping Sauce, but though the family liked it, the sauce wasn’t quite the same. At least I tried! 🙂 Cinco de Mayo is coming up and these would make a delicious starter. ~Enjoy!

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Guacamole Bites
Guacamole Bites
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Guacamole Bites made with avocados, lime juice, tomatoes, onions and cilantro; then coated in crispy tortilla chips and deep fried until golden brown. 

Course: Appetizer
Servings: 12
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
For the Guacamole Bites
  • 12 oz. Guacamole (homemade or store bought)
  • 1/4 c. All Purpose Flour
  • 2 lg. Eggs, whisked with 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 c. Crushed Tortilla Chips (I used Tostitos Cantina)
  • Oil, for frying ( I used Canola)
  • Prepared Jalepeno Ranch Dipping Sauce, optional
For the Jalepeno Ranch Dipping Sauce
  • 1 c. Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 Jalepeno, minced
Instructions
For the Guacamole Bites
  1. Scoop twelve 1-ounce size balls of guacamole out onto a parchment lined sheet pan and freeze overnight. 

  2. Remove the bites from the freezer and coat them first in flour, egg wash; then the crushed tortilla chips. Refreeze again for 1 hour. 

  3. Add enough oil to a large pot to allow for deep frying (I used my Dutch oven) or you can use a deep fryer if you have one. Heat the oil so that it's very hot. (You can tell it's ready if when you drop in one bite the oil automatically starts to bubble up. 

  4. Cook 2-3 minutes or until the tortilla chips turn a golden brown. (Remember the bites are frozen so you also want to make sure they're heated through). Serve alone or will Jalepeno Ranch Dipping Sauce

For the Jalepeno Ranch Dipping Sauce
  1. Add both ingredients to a mini food chopper or blender and pulse until creamy. 

Recipe Notes

*Allow for additional overnight resting time

 

**Use this recipe for my Homemade Guacamole

 

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