Sopa con Nopal y Chicharron * From SAVEUR issue no. 165 This cactus, tomatillo, and potato stew from Mexico City home cook Susana Rangel Gutierrez is flavored with crisp pork rinds, which add robust depth and crunch.
Nopales are cactus paddles. Be careful when handling the paddles, because the thorns are very sharp! This version is similar to a chile relleno, only cactus paddles are stuffed with cheese, breaded and fried in oil. Topped with roasted tomato salsa.