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Potato and Shrimp Pancakes with Nopales

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Try these delicious potato and shrimp pancakes with nopalitos in green sauce. They are ideal for Lent because besides being super easy to prepare, they are economical and reliable. Your family will love it.
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4 portions
  • 5 white potatoes, cooked and peeled
  • 1/2 cups Dry shrimp, ground
  • 1/2 cups Cotija cheese, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons ground bread
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 cups nopal, Cooked
  • 5 green tomatoes
  • 1/4 onions
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 serrano pepper
  • 1/4 cups fresh coriander
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil


In a bowl mash the potatoes until you get a puree, add the shrimp powder, the cotija cheese, the egg, the ground bread and season with salt and pepper. With the help of a spoon stir until you integrate all the ingredients.
Take a little of the preparation with your hands and form the pancakes, cook in a pan with a little oil for a couple of minutes or until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and reserve.
For the green sauce, in a pot with water, boil the tomatoes, onion and chilies for about 10 minutes. Chill slightly and liquefy without liquid until you get a sauce.
In a saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat and fry the sauce. Once the boil cooks for 10 minutes, add the nopales, season and reserve.
On a plate, use the green sauce with nopales and place the pancakes on top. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and enjoy.


Serve in a circular clay dish and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.


Cut the potatoes into cubes so they cook faster.

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Ratings (4)
Diana Saucedo
09/04/2020 11:55:48
Muy ricas
Cynthia Mondragon
01/09/2019 08:53:19
Lo haré se ve muy rico!!
Roman Santiago
17/04/2019 21:57:57
Las haré se ven deliciosas
Marie Reyes
17/04/2018 01:38:09
Me encantó super delicioso

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