Avocados!

Hosted by L D
Group active since Sun, Jul 31, 2011

I love avocados,come share your recipes and ideas that have avocados as an ingredient.

Connie Ottman
Sep 9, 2013

just joined

We picked over 300 avacados from my tree this weekend. Was looking for recipes and a member in another discussion thread brought me here. Wow! I'm so glad:)

NIKKI SMITH
Apr 28, 2013

AVOCADOS!!!!

I just had an Avocado with lemon Pepper, to die for...:) Just had to tell someone and i knew you ladies will understand...:)


Eddie Jordan
Apr 16, 2013

AVOCADO ICE CREAM

3 avocados mashed together set aside
3 tbsp. sugar
6 eggs well beaten
pinch of salt
3 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. sugar
3/4 cup white karo
1 1/2 pint whipping cream

1 Combine all ingredients put in ice cream bucket.
2 Add 3/4 gallon of whole milk to fill bucket. Put bucket in refregarator until you are ready to make ice cream about one hour.

Eddie Jordan
Apr 16, 2013

Avacado lovers unite

Ever had avacado ice cream if not you ought to try it

Just joined

So glad I found this group, thought we needed a avacado lovers group!! I love love love avacados. I cut in half take pit out and salt and sqeeze lime juice and eat!!!

Tana DiRaimo
Aug 25, 2011

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Monday, June 13 at 3:39 PM
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L D
Jul 31, 2011

Avocados-How to Choose and Use

Selecting Fresh Fruit
When selecting an avocado, look for the Fresh California Avocado Brand, your assurance that the fruit was grown under the best conditions possible.
The best way to tell if a California Avocado is ready for immediate use is to gently squeeze the fruit in the palm of your hand. Ripe, ready-to-eat fruit will be firm yet will yield to gentle pressure.
Color alone may not tell the whole story. The Hass avocado will turn dark green or black as it ripens, but other varieties retain their light-green skin even when ripe.
If you plan to serve the fruit in a few days, stock up on hard, unripened fruit.
Avoid fruit with dark blemishes on the skin or over soft fruit.

Ripening a California Avocado
To ripen a California Avocado, place the fruit in a plain brown paper bag and store at room temperature 65-75° until ready to eat (usually two to five days).
Including an apple or banana in the bag accelerates the process because these fruits give off ethylene gas, a ripening reagent.
Soft ripe fruit can be refrigerated until it is eaten, but not for more than two or three days.
The California Avocado Commission does not recommend using a microwave to accelerate the ripening process.

Handling California Avocados
As with any food preparation, begin by washing your hands in hot, soapy water and dry them with a clean paper towel. To avoid cross-contamination from raw meat, poultry or eggs, always disinfect your cutting surfaces and utensils. Thoroughly wash the fruit before you slice it.

Peeling a California Avocado
Use this simple three-step process:
Start with a ripe avocado and cut it lengthwise around the seed. Rotate the halves to separate.
Remove the seed by sliding the tip of a spoon gently underneath and lifting out. The other common seed-extraction method - striking the seed with a knife and twisting - requires some skill and is not recommended.
Peel the fruit by placing the cut side down and removing the skin with a knife or your fingers, starting at the small end. Or simply scoop out the avocado meat with a spoon. Be sure to sprinkle all cut surfaces with lemon or lime juice or white vinegar to prevent discoloration.