Cheese Stuffed Breaded Fried Nopales (Cactus Paddles)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Healthy and tasty too.

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.
Most Helpful

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!

WildFamily July 07, 2007