Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Avocado Wedges
This is a recipe that I originally posted in January of 2012 and it's since become my most popular, both in my life and here on the blog. I wanted to update it with new photos and edit the instructions a bit, since I've made them quite a few times over the past three years and have learned a thing or two while doing it. I decided to leave the original post introduction below (written when we lived in Charlottesville, Virginia, in our first real apartment together) because I'm nostalgic like that.
There is laundry all over my living room floor. It's clean, but it's taking up space because as I write this, it's still a little damp. The dryers in our apartment complex just don't do their job, and every time we end up with damp laundry. For just one more dollar, we could have dry laundry, but I don't want to encourage bad behavior. And sometimes, I'm out of quarters.
But it's okay, because there are things like bacon and avocados in my refrigerator. And that's really all you need.
Make these when things are acting a lot more complicated than they need to be.
- One avocado
- Six to eight slices of bacon
- Salt and pepper
- One or two wedges of fresh lime
- A sprinkle of cayenne powder
- Slice and peel your avocado. You should get 6 to 8 wedges from each.
- Wrap a slice of bacon around each wedge! Feel free to use a toothpick to hold them together and retain your sanity. (If you're short on time, you can use pre-cooked bacon: assemble them as usual and simply warm them up in a pan or in the oven for a few minutes before serving.)
- Cook in a hot pan until they're nice and crispy. You'll have to turn them a couple times to get it cooked on all sides.
- Finish them off with a tiny sprinkle of salt, pepper, lime juice, and cayenne. Serve warm.
Eat these for lunch. Make them again for an appetizer before dinner. Fold your laundry.
PS Because this is an old post re-published, some of my replies to the original comments are in weird places. If you leave a comment from now on, I'll respond to it right there in the thread.