Tortas de Camaron

Tortas de Camaron

SB 226

"This is another recipe from my mother-in-law. She likes to serve this during Lent. It is shrimp patties fried and smothered in sauce and nopales. You may serve this with rice and tortillas (also some like to top it with cilantro), or I just eat it like a soup!"
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1 h servings 145 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 145 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 9.4 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 193 mg
  • 64%
  • Sodium:
  • 387 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Soak ancho chilies in a bowl of warm water until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.
  2. Whisk eggs and shrimp powder together in a bowl.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; pour egg mixture into small 2-inch circles in the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining egg mixture.
  4. Blend ancho chilies, onion, garlic, and water in a blender until smooth. Add more water if needed to make a soup consistency. Pour chile mixture into a pot over medium heat; add chicken bouillon and egg patties. Cook and stir until bouillon is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Add nopales, reduce heat to low, and cook until soup is heated through, about 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro.


  • Editor's Notes:
  • Ground dried shrimp (Camaron Molido) can be found in the Mexican spice aisle in some supermarkets, as well as specialty markets and online.
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.



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