Re: [CH] Nopalitos?

Bob Pierce (
Tue, 24 Mar 1998 05:30:03 -0800

Paul Richards wrote:
> Now for my next question;
> While browsing through some Mexican recipe's, I came across a requirement
> for "one can or bottle of Nopalitos".snip 
>so can somebody please tell me what they are?
> Thanks
> Paul

Hi Paul

Nopalitos are strips of prikley pear cactus .

My neighbors mother in law made nopales which is a type of stew using 
this cactus. Quite tasty.

The local grocery store sells this as whole cactus which then has to 
have the thorns removed. the store also carries  a product called 
nopalitos "natural tender cactus" by Embasa 32 oz. for $1.19 American.

In So. Cal. U.S.A