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Nopales and Eggs

Nopales and Eggs
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 2
My grandfather has had a cactus growing in our backyard since I can remember. He would slice off a paddle and then carefully cut off all the spiky needles. I would sit and watch him slice up his nopales and then boil them. He would add a spoon to the pot, then go to me and say “they’re less slimy if you add a spoon to the boiling water.” Once he had his nopales nice and tender he would add them to eggs with a little bit of tomato and eat them with a corn tortilla. That’s exactly how I eat them today. The only difference is I buy my nopales already made. No need to hassle with needles or spoons!

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped prepared nopales
  • 3 eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  • 1
    Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  • 2
    Then add in tomato and nopales. Sauté in olive oil for 10 minutes.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, whisk eggs together, then pour into the frying pan over the tomato and nopales.
  • 4
    Cook for about 5 minutes or until eggs are to your desired consistency.
  • 5
    Add a little salt and pepper to taste.

Expert Tips

  • Buying prepared nopales makes this dish come together quick. They can be purchased in a jar.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • My grandfather has had a cactus growing in our backyard since I can remember. He would slice off a paddle and then carefully cut off all the spiky needles. I would sit and watch him slice up his nopales and then boil them. He would add a spoon to the pot, then go to me and say “they’re less slimy if you add a spoon to the boiling water.” Once he had his nopales nice and tender he would add them to eggs with a little bit of tomato and eat them with a corn tortilla. That’s exactly how I eat them today. The only difference is I buy my nopales already made. No need to hassle with needles or spoons!
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