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Guacamole Tortilla Snacks

 Guacamole Tortilla Snacks
"These zippy wedges disappear quickly at parties," remarks Rhonda Black of Salinas, California. "Mellow avocados and cheese balance the spicy peppers."
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1 dozen corn tortillas (6 inches), quartered
  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled and mashed
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack, Colby-Jack or cheddar cheese


  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1 in. of oil to
  • 375°. Fry the tortilla wedges, a few at a time, until golden
  • brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • For guacamole, combine the avocados, mayonnaise, onion, tomato and
  • jalapenos in a bowl. Place tortillas on ungreased baking sheets. Top
  • each with a tablespoon of guacamole. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil 3-4
  • in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve
  • immediately. Yield: 4 dozen.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.