My husband and I were living in Madrid from ’13-’14 so not a big surprise that we didn’t see any growing in the big city! https://www.foodrepublic.com/recipes/nopales-con-huevo-recipe Those cactus with the big oval paddles topped with spiky red fruit you see on the side of the road or invading your neighbor’s yard? Anything with more than 4 ingredients,and that includes the water and the egg, is beyond me. It’s a yummy way to start the day. Rub both sides of the nopales with a teaspoon of oil. I am a transplant to NY and I always wanted to know how to prepare nopal. Hey Millie, where were you living in Spain? Pour off most of the bacon drippings, leaving enough in the pan to sauté the onions and garlic. And even if you don’t suffer from these afflictions, there is no doubt that its high fiber, vitamin C and antioxidant content make it a healthy part of any diet. I love this dish! I see a lot of roses, but not a lot of these alongside the roads I travel or even our neighbors yards. Will definitely give it a try. Looks pretty good though. Cook for five minutes and stir in eggs. Add the nopales and let them sweat and darken for about 5 minutes, stirring once or twice. Radish and avocado for garnish When onions are transparent, add chilies, nopalitos, chili powder, and tomato. I think cooking is 95% about confidence — just pretending you’re a trained chef, and the good food follows. I live in California, but these are not a familiar sight. Long used in traditional herbal medicine, modern “western” medicine is even getting with the program. Use a large, flat-bladed knife to scrape off any spines or rough spots remaining on the nopales. yesterday on the Lafayette Rim Trail. Good luck, Sabine! Try something simple that isn’t actually “cooking,” like the watermelon radish carpaccio or the romanesco pickles (you can substitute cauliflower if you can’t find romanesco!) Chop into bite-sized pieces. I hope you’re already running out of the house donned with gloves and a garden saw to steal some from your neighbor’s yard. If I had it my way, the nopal cactus would be a regular headliner in every kitchen, as go-to a veggie as broccoli or lettuce. Instructions. Good luck! 2 Tbsp milk In the produce section. Nopales con huevos is a classic Mexican dish made with prickly pear cactus and scrambled eggs. While the nopales are traditionally boiled before combining them with the eggs, my version of nopales con huevos brings the nopales even more into the limelight with a bit of smokiness and texture. and then let your confidence grow from those successes! I don’t why; I just can’t retain the information for more than 2 seconds at a time. Packed with protein and amazing nutrients, it's a nutritious and delicious breakfast you'll love … I’ve been picking spines out of my fingers all day… but so worth it. While the nopales are traditionally boiled before combining them with the eggs, my version of nopales con huevos brings the nopales even more into the limelight with a bit of smokiness and texture. I hope you’re already running out of the house donned with gloves and a garden saw to steal some from your neighbor’s yard. But unless you are from a Mexican family or are a Mexican-food aficionado, you may be shocked to hear that these spine-riddled cactus go down the throats of eager eaters every day. Mix the paprika with the salt and sprinkle over the nopales. Whisk the eggs with the milk and a pinch of salt and add to the pan. Salsa or hot sauce of choice. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Research has shown that nopal may be effective at decreasing glucose, cholesterol, inflammation, and even hangover symptoms. 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika What a great recipe. Or if you are lucky enough to live close to a market like Berkeley Bowl or a Latino market, the small price you pay for store-bought, de-spined nopales more than makes up for itself.