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Any suggestions on how to prep nopalitos?

hooliganyouth Feb 13, 2007 12:22 PM

I've never made them before and would like to make them fresh and not canned or jarred. How would I go about this? I have them sitting on the counter mad-dogging me.

  1. kare_raisu Feb 13, 2007 08:13 PM

    You could boil the cut pieces till tender, shock in cold water then make Nopales salad with chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, avocado, queso fresco crumbled, oil and lime.

    1. bkhuna Feb 13, 2007 07:24 PM

      I add them to pork in red chili sauce. Chili puerco con nopales. Makes a wonderful burrito.

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        cooknKate Feb 13, 2007 02:04 PM

        Peel them with a sharp paring knife and slice or dice as needed. They can be slippery so be careful. Saute until tender. I treat them much like a pepper in terms of where I will use them.

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