Mama's Avocado Gratin
2 Avocados (not too hard & not too soft!)
4 Strips Pre-cooked Bacon or Ham, diced
1/3 Cup Mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
3/4 - 1 Cup Shredded Cheese (I used Italian 5-Cheese Mix)
Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
Note: If you're using bacon but it's not yet cooked, line a baking tray with foil & put a wire cooling rack on top. Lay the bacon strips on the rack & bake at 350ºF for about 15 mins. & then dice.
2. Add the diced meat, mayo, garlic powder, & pepper to the bowl with the avocado & mush it all together with your hands. Fill the avocado skins with the mixture. Line a baking tray with foil & place the filled avocado skins on the tray.
3. Layer the tops with small piles of shredded cheese & a pinch of dried parsley. Bake for about 15 mins. or until the cheese is melted & just beginning to brown. Serve with little tomatoes on the side. Good job! Even better than Mama! Makes 4 servings (if you only want to use 1 avocado simply half the ingredients).