CRISPY CHEESE-STICKS WITH ZESTY GUACAMOLE
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Medium
PREPARATION TIME: 20 minutes
3 large avocados, pitted and peeled
60 ml lime juice
4 tablespoons mild to semi-hot red pepper, such as red serrano, finely chopped 5 tablespoons spring onion (white part only), finely chopped
2 tablespoons coriander, rinsed and finely chopped
125 g mayonnaise
Salt and pepper
12 square wonton wrappers or spring roll wrappers
255g mozzarella cheese, cut into 12 sticks, approximately 3 cm x 1 cm each
500 ml sunflower or other oil suitable for frying
To make the guacamole, use a medium-sized bowl, mash the avocados with the lime juice, then add 3 tablespoons of chopped chillies, along with the spring onion, coriander, and mayonnaise. Mix well, season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
On a cutting board or flat surface, place a piece of cheese on a wonton or spring roll wrapper, approximately 6 mm from the top. Fold in each side of the wrapper, then roll up. Repeat with the remaining cheese and wonton or spring roll wrappers.
Meanwhile, in a medium, deep-frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat until it reaches 180-degree c (gas mark 4). Adjust the heat to maintain the temperature. Fry the cheese sticks until golden brown, for around 5 minutes. Drain well on paper towels. Serve with the guacamole garnished with the remaining chopped chillies.