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Nopales Stuffed with Panela Cheese

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These nopalitos will delight you for its delicious filling and its smooth weathered, accompanied by a tomato sauce and roasted chile, which make them completely irresistible. Do not miss the opportunity to pamper your family with this excellent recipe!
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4 portions
  • 8 nopales cambray
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups panela cheese, cut into sheets
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup oil, to fry
  • 3 tomatoes, for the sauce
  • 3 serrano peppers, for the sauce
  • 1/4 onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • to taste sour cream, To accompany


Heat a pot with water over medium heat and add the nopales, salt and baking soda, cook for 10 minutes. Allow to cool, drain and reserve.
Place a slice of cheese on a nopal, cover with another cactus and close with chopsticks, roll over flour and reserve.
Beat the egg whites with salt for 7 minutes or until they double in size, add the yolks and beat for 1 minute more.
In a pan over medium heat heat the oil, pass the nopales through the previous mixture and fry for 5 minutes. Place on an absorbent paper towel and reserve.
For the sauce, roast the tomatoes, chilies, onions and garlic in a comal. Blend with a little water if necessary.
Serve the nopales with the sauce and serve with sour cream.


In an extended dish, accompanied with rice.


Salt helps the egg whites rise faster.

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Ratings (5)
Oscar Zuniga
19/09/2019 16:06:33
Muy rico y saludable
Martha Mendoza
16/09/2019 21:16:57
Ricos y faciles de preparar!!
Marty Ortiz
23/07/2019 23:44:36
Muy Riki’s
Christina Flores
09/10/2018 23:33:55
Estuvieron muy deliciosos
Vaoli Pezlo Tierrava
03/10/2017 18:03:27

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