Cut off a small piece of the stem end. Cut around the avocado, pole to pole, twist to separate the halves. Make a small incision along the skin, peel the avocado, slice the avocado in thin slices using the tip of your knife.
For a different version of avocado preparation
Cut off a small piece of the stem end, cut around the avocado, pole to pole - twist to separate the halves. Make a small incision along the skin, peel the avocado. Lay a piece of plastic wrap in the table, cut the avocado in quarters lengthwise, cut off the tips of the avocado so it lays flat, eat the tips. Slice the avocado very thin with the tip of your knife. Press down on the avocado to fan out like a deck of cards. Pick up the fanned avocado and place on the plastic wrap, green side down. Trim the plastic wrap so its just large enough to wrap the avocado, we don’t want any excess plastic when we are ready for service.
* You may prepare the avocado ahead of time and store until ready to use.