Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bacon & Avocado "Sandwiches"

December is chock-full of awesome holidays -- and I'm not just talking about International Ninja Day. That's right, people: Today is Bacon Day.

To celebrate, I whipped up some bacon and avocado "sandwiches." All I needed was five minutes and four ingredients:
  • 4 strips of thick-cut, nitrate-free bacon
  • 1 medium-sized Haas avocado
  • 1 lime
  • Kosher salt to taste

It's ridiculously easy to cook bacon in the microwave oven. (Clean-up is simple, too.) Just wrap a few slices between some sheets of paper towel, stick it all on a microwave-safe plate, and nuke away. I set my microwave at 70% power and zapped the bacon for about two-and-a-half minutes. If you find that your bacon's not yet crisp, just nuke it a bit longer.

The filling for these "sandwiches"? Chunky homemade guacamole.

Mash up the flesh of half an avocado, and cut up the other half into half-inch cubes. Then mix both halves together in a bowl to get a nice blend of chunky 'n creamy. Flavor it with a squirt or two of lime juice and a generous pinch of Kosher salt.

Finally: Plate 'em up. Doesn't get any easier than this, people.

Too much of a good thing? Nah.