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Avocado rose: Michelin-starred NYC chef Chris Jaeckle teaches us how to make the Instagram sensation

Avocados are getting fancy. And floral!

The avocado rose (#avocadorose) has been all over Instagram this May, and you know you want to make one yourself.

Michelin-starred Chef Chris Jaeckle of the trendy Uma Temakeria (i.e. that sushi burrito spot) taught us how to make one -- and it's not that hard.

Here's your official step-by-step avocado rose tutorial.

Start with a ripe avocado

It should be firm, but not too firm.
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It should be firm, but not too firm.

1. Cut the avocado in half

Jaeckle slices it just to the right of
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Jaeckle slices it just to the right of where it was attached to the tree, i.e. where the stem was.

2. Gently twist the avocado open

The avocado should open easily. You can use
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The avocado should open easily. You can use both halves for avocado roses.

If you're using the pitted side, remove the pit

Put the knife in the middle of the
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Put the knife in the middle of the seed and pull it out. Easy!

3. Remove the skin

Gently loosen the skin with your finger and
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Gently loosen the skin with your finger and then peel the avocado, as with a soft-boiled egg.

4. Slice the avocado

Jaeckle uses a gliding, rather than a chopping,
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Jaeckle uses a gliding, rather than a chopping, motion, from far to close, to thinly and cleanly slice the avocado.

5. Spread out your slices

Use both hands to glide your slices into
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Use both hands to glide your slices into a straight line, still overlapping but spaced out about half an inch from each other.

6. Starting with the narrowest part of the avocado, start rolling it inwards

The narrow part of the avocado will be
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The narrow part of the avocado will be the center of the rose.

Keep rolling

You're about to achieve greatness. And if any
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You're about to achieve greatness. And if any of the avocado cracks, don't worry, you can clean it up at the end.

Success!

Congrats, you're now the envy of all your
Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz

Congrats, you're now the envy of all your Instagram friends.

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