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How do you screw up guacamole?

  1. Oct 15, 2008 #1
    I've always seen the "hamburger and fries $4.00 " handwritten on the bottom of the menu at the Mexican restaurant across the street, but never tried it. It just didn't seem right, but I went ahead and got it for breakfast this morning. It was quite a bit of food for four bucks, but they threw a great big spoonful of guacamole on it. Usually, I'd be kissing the cook for this, but this guacamole was horrible. Its hard to describe why it was was bad. It tasted like wet.
    If wet had a flavor this would be it. How do you screw up guacamole? It shouldn't be possible.
     
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  3. Oct 15, 2008 #2

    Monique

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    By using really old avocados?
     
  4. Oct 15, 2008 #3
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    Isn't everything you put in guacamole delicious? This stuff tasted like congealed water.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2008 #4

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    I bet they didn't salt it enough.

    I've had avacados that taste really blah before - I know what devastating disappointment that is.

    I think greenish ones with the smooth skin tend to be blah. The nearly black ones with bumpy skin are pure heaven.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2008 #5
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    devastating! that's exactly how I felt. I was devastated. thank you
     
  7. Oct 15, 2008 #6

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    Burger and fries for breakfast ... got to have it some time , however , not with guacamole. You may have gone for a tostada , it's the Mexican version for burgers. I'm pretty certain that a tostada for breakfast results in a siesta before lunch time.
     
  8. Oct 15, 2008 #7

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    They probably used avocados that weren't ripe. They have almost no flavor at all if they are too green. And the texture would be bad too, because they'd still be hard, so would probably have to toss it in a blender to make it into guacamole. I could imagine that being something you'd describe as "wet."
     
  9. Oct 15, 2008 #8
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    Also, could it have had those low-fat avocados in it for some reason? I bought one of those in the supermarket and it has to be just about one of the worst-tasting fresh foods I have ever had.
     
  10. Oct 15, 2008 #9

    Math Is Hard

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    There are low-fat avocados??
     
  11. Oct 15, 2008 #10

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    News to me too, MIH! I've never heard of such a thing. Sounds like low-fat bacon...:yuck:
     
  12. Oct 15, 2008 #11
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    Yeah, I tried a quick Google for them without any luck... they were larger than normal, the skin was paler and smoother, and the flesh had a different texture - I'd almost say brittle-mushy, a little bit like Durian fruit if you've had that. So I assume that it was a wild variant or a crossbreed or something. Stickers on them claimed that they had ⅓ of the fat of normal avocados. But like I said they tasted horrible. I wouldn't be surprised if they aren't on the market any more.
     
  13. Oct 15, 2008 #12

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    I guess those avocados never made it out here. Of course, here in California we rarely buy avocados. We just steal them from our neighbors' tree. :)
     
  14. Oct 17, 2008 #13
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    I went to the store this morning and bought an avocado. Cut it in half, threw away the pit and ate the avocado with a spoon.
     
  15. Oct 21, 2008 #14
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    Okay, now *I* want to complain about avocados. I bought some yesterday, and as usual I was extremely picky to get the nice soft ripe ones, the small bumpy ones, not the large smooth boring ones. I go to dig into it today (Tribdog, I like to eat them with a spoon too!) and it tastes like a mushy green banana. :yuck:

    Are they doing something new to avocados now to ripen them during shipping? Something that makes them nice and soft, without letting them develop their lovely creamy flavor? I bought three, and I hope the other two aren't as nasty as this one today! blech.
     
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