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Nopales Con Huevos (Cactus with Eggs)

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Category: Eggs

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Nopales; cleaned
  • 1 tb Oil; or more as needed
  • 1/2 lb Tomatoes; diced
  • 2 Cloves garlic; peeled and
  • -chopped
  • 1/3 c Finely chopped white onion
  • 4 Serrano chilies; finely
  • -chopped
  • 1 ts Salt; or to taste
  • 2 lg Eggs; (2 to 3)


Scrub and/or use a vegetable peeler to clean each paddle. Remove fibrous
base of the cactus joint and dice cactus leaves or cut into thin strips.
Cover with boiling salted water and simmer until fork tender, 10 to 20
minutes. Drain and rinse well under cold water. Set aside.

Heat in a heavy skillet and add nopales plus remaining ingredients except
eggs. Cover and cook over medium heat, shaking pan from time to time, until
mixture is dry and well seasoned, about 20 minutes. If mixture seems too
wet, remove lid until enough moisture evaporates. Break eggs into nopales
and stir rapidly to set. Makes 2 servings.

CHILI HEAT: Remove and discard seeds or use fewer chilies for less heat.

NOTE: May be a good way to introduce nopales at a party. Serve with warmed
flour torillas and salsa. pat

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