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Crispy Potatoes with Guacamole Recipe

Ingredients:

3 large handfuls of baby potatoes
2 avocados
1 or 2 ribs of green onions, finely sliced
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 lime
Sea salt
Pepper

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Clean potatoes and place in a pot of cold water. Bring to a boil, add a teaspoon of sea salt to the water, and cook for about 16 to 18 minutes, or until tender. You want your potatoes to be tender enough to be able to mash down a bit on a baking tray with a fork or your hand, but not so tender that they will break apart into multiple pieces. Once your potatoes reach the right point of tenderness, drain well.

3. Place potatoes on a large baking dish or on a baking tray. Toss with about 3 cloves of minced garlic and your favourite cooking oil. Then, use a fork, the palm of your hand, or a potato masher to flatten potatoes but try to keep them in one piece. If a few get away from you, not to worry, they will still be tasty!

4. Season flattened potatoes with sea salt and pepper, and bake in oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until crispy and slightly browned.

5. While potatoes are in the oven, combine the flesh of two avocados with remaining minced garlic (about 3 cloves), finely sliced green onions, and freshly squeezed juice of half a lime. Gently mash with a fork until you reach desired consistency for guacamole - add sea salt as you go, to taste.

6. To serve, combine potatoes and a large dollop of guacamole on a plate.

Enjoy the magic of crispy potatoes with freshly made guacamole.

For a pictorial of this recipe, please go here:

Crispy Potatoes with Guacamole Pictorial

 
 

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My concern with this recipe is the amount of salt. Do you recommend following Health Canada's guidelines for sodium consumption? It's pretty hard to do!

Hi Jill,
Please feel free to use as much salt as feels best for you when cooking, whether it is this recipe or any other. We all have unique tolerances and health situations to take into account. All salt is not created equal, so being aware and particular about the salt we use is a consideration as well, as this can bring in important minerals.
Please let us know if you try this recipe and how it turns out for you1

Sincerely,
Colleen
Client Care Manager

Sodium has been found to thicken the blood, which is a concern for those who don't drink enough water. The chlorine used in regular table salt is toxic, so regular table salt should never be ingested. Sea salt if very good for health, in the right quantities, as it doesn't contain chlorine, and it does contain healthy trace minerals. The greatest harm associated with heart and circulation issues has actually been inflammation, mainly caused by simple sugars in the bloodstream. When people are using sea salt, and not ingesting toxic chlorinated salts and simple sugars, almost always their bodies have natural limiting palates - that tell them when they've had enough. If it tastes 'too salty' to you, cut back.