Gluten-Free Low-Carb Cooking
Huaraches de Nopal
Vegan Mexican Cactus Sandals
Nopales (Cactus Paddles)
Clean the cactus paddles of any thorns that might still be on. Be careful and use a knife to slice them away if you see any. I usually buy them cleaned but like to double check. Be careful, cactus thorns can really sting.
Wash the paddles well. Put the cactus into a bowl and coat them with salt. Leave them in the salt mixture for a good 30 min or more. Cactus paddles tend to have a sticky snotty liquid that oozes out. Salting them pulls it all out. When your ready to cook them, rinse them out and you'll find that a lot of that mucous liquid will be gone.
Take your frying pan and add the coconut oil. Pan fry the paddles til they're a little charred.
Add any toppings you like. It's basically a flat taco.