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From Barbara's Kitchen Caught in a pickle with your prickly pear? Here’s some ideas

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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012 7:19 am

Dear Barbara: We have some prickly pear cacti starting to come up and I wondered how can we prepare it? I’ve never eaten one before but I hear they are very good. — Debbie from Lockeford

Dear Debbie: That’s a great question to ask an Indiana transplant that moved to California!  But I was glad you asked because I could learn about something new, and that’s a good thing. I did learn that they are native to Mexico, Central and South America, the Mediterranean countries and southern Africa. The cacti are slowly gaining in popularity in the United States.

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