Episode third is up highlighting some of the great times we had in Arizona. We try to “feel” a vortex, eat some cowboy food, taste some Arizona wine, experience a rodeo, and top it all off with something we have never ridden before. Next we head into Mexico!
Ever wonder what to do with the cactus you see at the supermarket? How about some fries? We found these at The Cowboy Club in Sedona Arizona and they were kind enough to share their recipe. Now that’s cowboy hospitality!
1 Pad of Prickly Pear Cactus (Napolitas Cactus)
1 tbl flour
2 tbl baking powder
¼ lb cornstarch
1 tbl salt
2 tbl paprika
1 tsp white pepper
3 tbl garlic granules
1 tbl sugar
Prickly Pear Sauce:
¼ cup Prickly Pear syrup
¼ cup rice vinegar
¼ cup Red Hot
1 tbl lime juice
1 tbl soy sauce
½ tbl white sugar
1 tbl cilantro
1 tbl green onion
½ tbl corn starch
1 tbl water
To prepare the Prickly Pear Sauce, bring vinegar, Red Hot and soy sauce to a boil, then add slurry of corn starch and water.
Add remaining Prickly Pear Sauce ingredients.
Cut cleaned cactus into fry shaped slices (can be purchased in the supermarket)
Drain cactus in colander.
Coat with buttermilk, let soak overnight.
Drain off most of the buttermilk.
Coat cactus in seasoned flour.
Cook in a fry basket for 3 minutes at 325 degrees or until crispy.
Our second episode documents our trip from the SF Bay Area down to Bakersfield along some awesome back roads. Then we say farewell to friends and explore some Basque cuisine. Next, we’re off to Arizona. Not enough food info for you? Check out the full unedited Wool Growers interview and an extended look inside the kitchen in our second Motobite 2.1.
This was our longest day ever on the KLRs: 537 miles. After a late start, we were able to make it to Sedona by sunset. We were unnecessarily worried about running out of gas on the way to Bakersfield a few days ago, but today, we were caught off guard by a low tank thanks to AZ freeway speeds (75mph), and an uphill climb to 7000 feet. Despite having a 6 gallon tank, we hit our reserve tank after only about 160 miles, even though we’re used to reaching 220+ before hitting reserve. At least it’s good to learn the limits of the bikes here in the States! We doubt we’ll have a day as long or as fast as today for quite a while.