Nopales are one of the most popular staple Mexican ingredients. When I was a kid, nopales were a must in our family table. My grandpa used to include them in all his favorite dishes such as caldo de res, mole, chile colorado and even chorizo with eggs. I must confess, though, I didn’t really like nopales back then. Not a bit! It wasn’t until I moved to Mexico that I started liking them. They’re delicious!
Huaraches are a typical Mexican dish, traditionally made with a base of long-shaped dough, in the form of a sandal–that’s in fact where it gets it name. Since nopales have a similar shape, they can also be used as a base to make this recipe.
Nowadays, I prepare nopales almost every day for my family. My kids love this recipe, and you should try it out!