1 lb Nopales (1 paddle cleaned)
1 tbsp Oil as required
1/2 lb diced tomatoes
2 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
1/3 cup finely chopped white onion
4 medium Serrano chilies seeded and finely diced
1 tsp Salt (to taste)
2 lg EGGS
2 large Egg whites
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 onto 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.
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