Homemade Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole

More, with Homemade Guacamole!

If you’re lucky, you’ve stumbled upon my recipe for Homemade Guacamole and not some other “plain Jane” Witch’s brew.  Even the most popular sites have a very mediocre version of what they think the recipe should be and they are missing the very thing that makes Homemade Guacamole exciting; FLAVOR!  You know the saying that sometimes less is more?  Well, in this case, more is more. That being said, you’re going to want to make sure you’ve got all of the ingredients in the list below before you venture off to the kitchen to make this pot of gold.

Homemade Guacamole Ingredients:

4 Avocados
2 Chopped Garlic Cloves
1 Pinch of Fresh Cilantro
1 Chopped Jalapeno
2 Green Onions (Scallions)
1 tbs Bouillon
1 tbs Oregano
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 Squeezed Lime

Mix all the ingredients together and add salt to taste.  If you like more of a kick, add some Cayenne or Paprika.  If you can control yourself, over night it in the refrigerator so that the Guacamole can marinate and it will really brings out a ton of flavor.  Just make sure that you cover your Homemade Guacamole so it doesn’t turn brown.

Fried Crisp Bean Burritos

4 Crisp Bean Burritos - Poor Man's Gourmet Kitchen

I Love These Crisp Bean Burritos

Crisp Bean Burritos are the best when I feel like I’m starving.  I use to get these from a copy cat version of Taco Time that only charged 79 cents a piece.  So I’d hit the drive through after a hard days slavin’ at work and pick up a 6 pack of Crisp Bean Burritos.  I’d usually make it through 3 and sometimes 4 before I had to give up and store the rest away.  But, you know just as well as I do, we always get hungry again.

So if you’ve got some Refried Beans and at least a half decent Tortilla, we are well on our way.  I recommend 2 pieces of advice that will ultimately up the quality of the Crisp Bean Burritos with no extra cost to you.

IMG_02631) Use dehydrated Refried Beans and a fresh batch of tortillas.
2) Cook the refried Beans with a piece of Bacon.

Be Sure to let the beans cool before you load your tortillas.  You need the beans to be thick so they don’t bleed out in the Fryer. Oil temperature should be 375 degrees and the Crisp Beans should be fried until they are golden brown(2 to 3 min).

Crisp Bean Burritos Ingredients:

Bacon
Refried Beans
Scallions
Tortillas
Oil

1) Cook Bacon in the bottom of a pan then add your Refried Beans with Scallions.
2) Wait 10 minutes to cool, then add desired amount to each tortilla.
3) Roll and pin the last tortilla flap with a tooth pick.
4) Fry at 375 degrees until golden brown.
5) Enjoy your Crisp Bean Burritos.

Crawfish Boil Recipe from Scratch

Crawfish Boil

The Easiest Crawfish Boil Recipe

What an experience!  Anyone that hasn’t ever had their own Crawfish boil is really missing out.  I imagine it could possibly be a nightmare for some if they really don’t know what they’re doing, but that’s why there’s tutorials like these to help the “Not so Common” common folk out!  But first, you’ve got to find  a good Crawfish Boil Recipe!

Crawfish Boil

My Crawfish Boil

I’ve been eating Crawfish for a while now, and I think I’ve finally had enough boils and etouffee in my life to finally have a real good perspective on how great crawfish should taste.  So I figured it was time to see if my seasoned pallet, training and the talent I’ve worked hard to develop over the years has really paid off.  I was ready to try my own Crawfish Boil Recipe, from scratch.  So I bought this   31 pound of bag of live Crawfish for $46 and this bag of Slap Ya Mama.

Crawfish Boil

Crawfish Boil Seasoning

I didn’t put together any of the actual ingredients in this boil, but you can by a bag of this stuff just about anywhere in the South, or online if you’re trying to find it elsewhere.  I previously had never been a part of a Crawfish Boil before this day, and I can honestly say I was relying on instinct and instruction from locals alone before I filmed my first time with my own Crawfish Boil.  So what you are witnessing here today is my first time ever dealing with live crawfish in my kitchen.  Though I was a little nervous, over all, I think I handled this Crawfish Boil Recipe like a Pro!

Update:  I have since done so many Crawfish Boils it’s unbelievable.  I’ve even discovered so more secrets to perfecting their flavor.  One of the thins I do now is melt in a whole cube of butter.  I also dumb down the spice a bit, without the expense of losing flavor, by adding in Tomato bouillon.  These too things bring a richer, sweeter flavor to the boil and makes the broth heavenly to suck from the heads, if you know what I mean.  Now all you need to do is throw in some Potatoes, Andouille Sausage slices and some half portioned corn on the cob and your well on your way to perfect Crawfish Boil Dinner!