Fried Cactus Pods

Very versatile dish. You can either eat this dish as a salad from a previous recipe that I’ve shared or you can fry them just like I’m about to show you. I have one vegetarian at home and she loves this dish. Just like any other of my recipes, give this one a try. You never know, you might love it as much as we do.

You will need:

  • 4 Cups Boiled Cactus Pods
  • 1 Cup Cilantro (Chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Serrano Chiles (and or spicy chiles from your garden, I used both)
  • salt to taste
  • 2 TBSP Cooking Oil

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Heat the oil on a large pan and add the onion, cilantro and the chiles. Fry for about 3 minutes or until the onion is translucent.

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Add the nopales and cook for about 15 minutes on medium heat.

You will notice that the cactus changes color and become softer.

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You are done! Enjoy

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PS. If you have left over Cactus Pod Salad you can fry this aswell. Just heat up some oil, add the cactus salad and fry for about 15 minutes.

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