Boris Karloff’s guacamole recipe
Boris Karloff scares people for a living, though how such a gentle, distinguished-looking man could frighten anyone seems a puzzle.
A grownup who remembers Frankenstein and his monster and other lurid Halloween and horror movies might suppose that Karloff’s favorite recipe would be compounded of wolfbane and batwings, seasoned with salamander tails.
Or at the very least, it would be an exotic mixture from the foggy moors of Transylvania, properly served by a spooky butler who mysteriously appears out of the wall surrounded by eerie wisps of ectoplasm.
Not so. Karloff is a witty and urbane man of English birth, who began life as William Henry Pratt, and he loves fine foods.
Mexican food is a favorite of this veteran actor and of all his favorites the special one is Guacamole, an avocado-based sauce that he makes in a spicy, tantalizing fashion.
This recipe for guacamole from Boris Karloff is served on a bed of lettuce as a salad, or with fried tortilla wedges as an appetizer, or simply as a sauce.