- Bring water to a boil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add cactus strips and blanche for 4 minutes. Quickly and carefully drain and let cool.
- On a working surface, arrange three shallow bowls and fill one with flour, one with beaten egg and one with panko.
- Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat.
- Working with 2-3 cactus strips at a time, dredge in flour, then egg, then coat with panko breadcrumbs. Using tongs, place them in hot oil and quickly turn to fry evenly; about 3-5 seconds on each side or until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Season with salt and serve with crema or a creamy-spicy sauce.
Recipe created in partnership with @nibblesnfeasts.