Thursday, August 13, 2015

Cactus Fries and Prickly Pear Sauce

Cactus Fries and Prickly Pear Sauce


Ingredients:
  • 2 Pads of Prickly Pear Cactus (Napolitas Cactus)
  • 1-2 C. buttermilk
  • 2 Tbls. all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbls. baking powder
  • ¼ lb cornstarch
  • 1 Tbls. salt
  • 2 Tbls. paprika
  • 1 tsp. white pepper
  • 3 Tbls. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbls. sugar
  • Vegetable or Canola oil, for frying
Directions:
  1. Cut cleaned cactus into slices 
  2. Rinse and drain cactus in colander.
  3. Coat with buttermilk, let soak 8-10 hours.
  4. Drain off most of the buttermilk.
  5. Coat cactus in seasoned flour.
  6. Fry cactus for 3-4 minutes at 325 degrees or until crispy.


Prickly Pear Sauce

Ingredients:
  •  1/4 C. Prickly Pear syrup
  •  1/4 C. rice vinegar
  • 1/4 C. Red Hot
  • 1 Tbls. lime juice
  • 1 Tbls. soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tbls. white sugar
  • 1 Tbls. cilantro
  • 1 Tbls. green onion
  • 1/2 Tbls. corn starch
  • 1 Tbls. water
Directions:
  1.  Bring vinegar, Red Hot and soy sauce to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add prickly pear syrup, lime juice, sugar, cilantro, green onio corn starch and water.
  3. Boil, reducing to a thicker consistency.

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