It's National Avocado Day, and so we dug up this guac recipe from a classic, long-gone Milwaukee restaurant.
Do you remember El Condor, the Peruvian restaurant on Downer Avenue that during the ‘80s was below the space currently occupied by Café Hollander? (It was a laundromat called the Wash Tub back then.)
El Condor was one of Milwaukee’s few "walk-down restaurants" and also had food carts that workers pushed around the East Side. El Condor was known for, among other offerings, its great guacamole.
Here's the recipe:
Chunky Guacamole El Condor
• 5 ripe avocados, cubed
• 1 1/2 tsp. salt
• 2 tsp. pepper
• 2 limes, juiced
• 1 tbl. vinegar
• 3 tsp. chopped cilantro
• 1 tbl. oil
• 1 small onion, chopped
• 1 or 2 jalapenos
• 2 small tomatoes, chopped
Mix, taste, adjust accordingly if needed and serve with lots of tortilla chips.
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