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Cactus Breakfast Burritos

 

 

 

 

 

Cactus Breakfast Burrito

  • 4-6 Cactus leaves
  • 3 eggs
  • onion, sliced thin
  • medium flour tortillas
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbs oil

Cleaning Cactus: You will need a knife and tongs. Hold the cactus leaf with the tongs and with the knife go above removing the needles without cutting too much off of the actual cactus. Do that on both sides. Cut off the edges and the end.

After cactus leaves have been cleaned you will want to cut them into thin strips and put them in boiling water for about 1 hour or until the water is no longer slimmy from the cactus. Make sure to put some salt in water so ads flavor to the cactus.

Once cactus is fully cooked, drain and sautee in pan with oil, salt and pepper. You can add onion and tomatoes for more flavor. Sautee for about 5-10 minutes on medium.

Cook eggs with onion as you normally would. Then warm up your flour tortilla. Place some cactus strips and scrambled eggs. You can add any topping of choice, I recommend using guacamole, cheese, or salsa.

Cactus Pears: To take off the skin just cut off both ends then slice it on one side of the skin, but not all the way through just enough to cut through the skin. Then peel it off. Cactus pears do contain a lot of seeds, but they are edible.

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