Furnace Creek Inn Crispy Cactus Appetizer

  • 1 jar nopalitos (cactus) or fresh cactus, julienned
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 pinch each Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper
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Drain cactus well. Combine the above ingredients in a large bowl. Toss thoroughly. Shake off excess flour and deep fry until crispy (about 2 minutes if oil is very hot).

Serve with salsa, yellow tomato salsa, guacamole mixed with sour cream or mix together prickly pear and jalapeño jelly.

Makes 4 to 6