Sunny's Texas Cactus Breakfast
- 2 or 3 prickly pear pads, cleaned to yield 2 cups
- 1 cup sliced onions
- 1 tablespoon southwestern seasoning
- 4 cloves garlic
- 4 tablespoons cilantro
- 4 eggs
- Toasted corn tortillas
Singe cactus pads over an open flame, and put them in a bucket of clean sand. While wearing rubber gloves, rub cactus between hands to loosen spines, then rinse in water.
Cut off base of cactus pad and trim edges on all sides. Cut pad in half and cut down the middle into strips.
Cook onions in a skillet over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, add the prepared cactus and saute another 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic, seasoning and cilantro.
In a small bowl, scramble eggs, then add to cactus mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until eggs have set up.
Serve on toasted corn tortillas.