Skip to content

Christmas romeritos – Step by step recipe!

23 mayo, 2021

With the arrival of Christmas we welcome countless Christmas recipes that we usually prepare as a family to enjoy for dinner. Several of the most popular recipes in Mexico include romeritos as the main ingredient, since this is the season in which it is usually found.

In RecetasGratis we share with you the traditional Christmas romeritos recipe, explained step by step so you can see how easy and practical it is. Do not let these dates pass without enjoying some delicious romeritos with its unique shrimp pancake with mole. Keep reading and learn with us how to make Christmas romeritos.

10 diners
1h 30m
Low difficulty

Ingredients to make Christmas Romeritos:

How to make Christmas Romeritos:


To start with the recipe for Christmas romeritos, clean the leaves well. Later, cook the romeritos with a pinch of salt and enough water for 20 minutes or until the stalk becomes very soft. Let stand and reserve.

Christmas Romeritos Recipe - Step 1


Chop the nopales Cut into 3mm by 3mm squares and cook in 3 cups of salted water to taste for 15 minutes, then remove from water and set aside.

Christmas Romeritos Recipe - Step 2


In order to shrimp pancakesClean the dried shrimp by removing the eyes and whiskers, then toast them in a pan for 5 minutes and stir constantly to avoid burning, since if they burn it can make the pancake bitter.

Christmas Romeritos Recipe - Step 3


When they are toasted, place them in a food processor or blender to pulverize them.

Christmas Romeritos Recipe - Step 4


Assemble the egg whites and when you get to the point of snow add the yolks and beat again. Then add the cup of bread crumbs and the shrimp that you pulverized and mix until you get a paste.

Christmas Romeritos Recipe - Step 5


Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan, form small balls and press them to form the pancakes. Once ready, fry them on both sides until lightly browned.

Trick: Make them small, as they will double in size when cooked with the mole.

Christmas Romeritos Recipe - Step 6


Now, Prepare the mole poblano paste. To do this, dissolve it with water or chicken broth until you achieve a smooth and light texture, or if you prefer you can review our recipe for mole poblano so you can learn how to prepare it from scratch.

Christmas Romeritos Recipe - Step 7


When you have your mole poblano, add the cooked nopal, the romeritos and the potato cooked and diced.

Trick: if you prefer, you can use cambray potato and add it whole.

Christmas Romeritos Recipe - Step 8


By last, add the shrimp pancakes, mix and cook for 5 minutes so that the flavors are integrated.

Christmas Romeritos Recipe - Step 9


And voila, that’s how easy it is to prepare mexican christmas romeritos! Now you just have to serve them and accompany them with white bread or the one of your preference. If you want a touch of spice, you can taste them with some rich pickled peppers. Let’s eat!

Christmas Romeritos Recipe - Step 10

With what to accompany the Christmas romeritos

Once your Christmas romeritos are ready, you can serve them accompanied by other typical recipes for these dates, such as the following:

We invite you to visit the recipes section for Christmas so you can put together your complete menu.