I grew up on cactus. My mom has been cooking these forever. She de-thorns then herself and then cooks them. They have a slightly mushy texture, with a crunch. Easy to prepare, merely add cactus to a wok with oil. Cover and let them steam on low heat. After they are 75% done add sliced onions and jalapenos. Cook until soft. Salt to taste.. Serve with tortillas and fresh cheese. Yum!