Nopales Con Huevos (Cactus with Eggs)

By RachelChavez

Ingredients
  • 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

Directions
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
2
Calories
149
Fat Calories
65
Total Fat
7g
Saturated Fat
2g
Polyunsaturated Fat
3g
Monounsaturated Fat
2g
Cholesterol
155mg
Total Carbohydrate
12g
Fiber
4g
Sugars
3g
Protein
11g

cactus ultra-low-carb breakfast nopales

6 replies

Nora01
Nora01 2011-06-30 19:24:59 -0500 Report

You can buy nopales in the mexican food isle of the grocery store, usually on the top shelf.

lgonzalez69
lgonzalez69 2011-06-29 16:18:16 -0500 Report

I have tried this recipe and I absolutely love it. I love the tangy taste of the nopales. I have modified the recipe a little. I use 1 cup of nopales, 1 egg and add Mrs Dash original flavor instead of salt. I also have high blood pressure. Oh by the way I live in Texas so I grow my my own nopales

lgonzalez69
lgonzalez69 2011-06-29 16:13:04 -0500 Report

I have tried this recipe and I absolutely love it. I love the tangy flavor of the Nopales. I have modify the recipe a little I use only one cup of nopales, 1 egg and add Mrs Dash original flavor instead of salt, I also have high blood pressure.

Debi59
Debi59 2011-06-29 15:23:49 -0500 Report

Look at the jar. It should list the net weight of the nopales. Just buy 16 oz., or a little less since they shrink up when cooked.