How to ripen a rock-hard avocado in 10 minutes


#1

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#2

Ripen, or making soft?
I suppose the taste will be different from a ripe avocado.
But maybe worth the try. Avocado in foil on the bbq can also be nice.


#3

That’s just what I was thinking, though my problem is usually that the ones in the store are too ripe already, so I won’t be putting this to the test.


#4

Lucky I am (normally not) it’s nearly impossible to get a good ripe avocado over here. So I knew the bbq trick. But it’s not comparable to a real nice ripe one.
I see it as a apart taste. Apart use.


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#6

I typically ripen them by putting them in my pants after not showering for a couple days.

As a bonus, nobody asks me to share them after that ripening method-- more avocado for me.


#7

And pears…


#8

What happens if you wrap aluminum foil in an avocado and put it in a freezer for 10-15 minutes? Does security kick you out of the Safeway?


#9

Precisely, it will be soft, but taste like shit.


#10

If you happen to have a bunch of ethylene handy you can gas the shit out of your unripened fruits to force ripening :smiley:


#11

Wrapped in foil? If so, don’t go through security.


#12

i like you.


#13

Hey, that’s great. . . want a piece of ripe avocado?


#14

Note: unpredictable results may occur if you try to use this tip with a microwave oven.


#15

as a challenge i’ve tried cooking avocados a million times. they always taste terrible.


#16

i have a burning desire for some guac right about now.


#17

I think I just guac’d in my pants.


#18

Wow - I would have learned my lesson after maybe twice.


#19

Dad always told me to remember to put the potato in the front of my swimtrunks, not the back. Damn you, short term memory!

Also,

You totally just said, rock-hard.


#20

Additionally, your method is consistent with the avocado’s etymology.