If you are a lover of Mexican food you are surely acquainted with flautas. These addictive crispy meat-filled tortillas are fun to make and are a big crowd pleaser. Flautas, which some people refer to as taquitos, can be prepared with a number of fillings including vegan options.
Make Mexican Flautas: Getting Started
Mexican flautas require just a handful of ingredients: some type of filling (meat or vegetarian), a sauce for serving, and toothpicks for securing the tortillas while they are fried.
The trick is in rolling the tortilla tightly and securing it well with a toothpick. When you fry them make sure place them seam-side down in the oil first. This will help them seal. Drain them on a paper towel and you are ready to go!
3 Easy Recipes for Mexican Flautas
These easy recipes will help you make Mexican flautas from scratch. Once you master the technique the flavor combinations are endless!
Poached chicken breast is rolled in corn tortillas and served with a generous amount of sour cream, feta cheese and shredded lettuce.
Shredded Beef Flautas in Green Sauce
A homemade green sauce made with tomatillos, green chilies, and cliantro is the base of these delectable flautas stuffed with shredded beef. You'll love this recipe from Sonia over at You Can Cook.
The Buddhist Chef uses chickpeas and veggies as a base for his vegan flautas. He bakes the tortillas rather than fry them to make them a bit healthier. It's a fun take on this Mexican classic and it's a recipe that is sure to please your taste buds.