This Is How You Can Make A Hard, Useless Avocado Ripen In Only 10 Minutes
We’ve all been there – you start cooking yourself a heaping portion of burrito ingredients, only to find that the avocado you left sitting in your fridge is still as hard as a rock. Your options at this point are simple:
1. Eat it anyway and pretend it doesn’t taste like plywood
Doesn’t matter that you’re not sad, you either have to eat shit or cry. Or, if you listen to PureWow, you can throw your avocado in the oven for 10 minutes to make it ripen faster:
What you need: A baking sheet, tinfoil and that hard-as-a-rock avocado
What you do: Wrap the whole fruit in tinfoil and set it on the baking sheet. Pop it in the oven at 200°F for ten minutes, or until the avocado is soft (depending on how hard it is, it could take up to an hour to soften). Remove it from the oven, then put your soft, ripe avocado into the fridge until it cools.
According to PureWow, this method works because avocados produce ethylene gas. Once wrapped in tinfoil and subjected to heat, the gas envelops the avocado and speeds up the ripening process.
Whether or not it tastes just as good as a time-ripened avocado, however, remains to be seen.