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Nopales, Cactus Cleaning

To clean Nopales it is best to wear gloves to protect hands from tiny spines.

Nopales Cleaning Step 1

Trim off the edge that outlines the paddle.
Nopales Cleaning Step 2

Scrape off the tiny spines from both sides.
Nopales Cleaning Step 3

Rinse thoroughly to remove any stray spines and some of the sticky fluid that will be exuded.
Nopales Cleaning Step 4
Nopales may be cleaned a day or two ahead; just cover and refrigerate.
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