Cheese Stuffed Breaded Fried Nopales (Cactus Paddles)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Mexi-Rosie

Healthy and tasty too.

Top Review by WildFamily

We have two nopal plants in the backyard and after serving them grilled w/ salt, cooked in salsas, and fried with eggs, I was out of ideas. I tried this recipe and as-is, my husband loved them. I made mine without ham, and they were great too! Thank you for a recipe that made me look extra creative!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 59.16 ml liquid maggi seasoning
  • 100 g chopped ham
  • 200 g asadero cheese, separated in strands
  • 8 cooked nopales, each one slit lengthwise into two halves (paddle cacti)
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 473.18 ml dry breadcrumbs
  • cooking oil (for frying)


  1. Mix first 3 ingredients and place this mixture betwen two nopal slices. You can also use just one slice, spreading filling on one side, rolling it and securing ends with a toothpick.
  2. Pass through beaten egg and then through bread crumbs.
  3. Fry in hot oil and serve.

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