Today’s second 12 Days of Oscar post is the first of this year’s nominated films. It is also the only one of this year’s nominees with a script I know by heart. Despicable Me 2 is nominated this year for two Oscars, for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. I was actually pretty miffed when Despicable Me got snubbed, so I was so glad to see the sequel get an Oscar nod. Despicable Me 2 shows us what Gru’s post-supervillain life is like as he parents Edith, Margo, and Agnes and takes on a jelly making endeavor with Dr. Nefario and the minions. He meets Lucy Wilde of the Anti-Villain League and shenanigans ensue.
As soon as I saw Despicable Me 2, I knew I had to try to recreate the tortilla chip hat full of guacamole that Gru wears at El Macho’s party. It was easier than I thought to make the tortilla hat, and guacamole is the easiest dip to make as long as the avocados are ripe. Everything about this guacamole from the presentation to the flavor was a huge hit at our house.
Guacamole (with Optional Tortilla Chip Hat)
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1/4 C. finely chopped red onion
- 1/2 of a jalapeno pepper, minced (add more or less to taste)
- 1/4 C. chopped cilantro leaves
- pinch of coarse salt
- juice of one lime
Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit (carefully whack the pit with a knife then turn to easily remove the pit).
Scrape the flesh out of the avocado with a spoon, into a mixing bowl or a mortar and pestle.
Mash the avocado slightly.
Add the onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and salt and stir gently to combine.
Add the lime juice and stir gently again to combine.
To make the chip hat, heat the oven to 400 degrees. For the rim of the hat drape a 10″ or larger tortilla over an inverted pie plate. Make the center of the hat by draping a tortilla over a small bowl or custard cup and trimming the excess. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until browned and crisp. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before filling with guacamole.
Source: guacamole recipe, The Kitchn