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Everything You Need To Know About Flautas And How To Make It Easily


Everything You Need To Know About Flautas And How To Make It Easily

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Flautas, meaning “flutes” in English, are a popular Mexican dish made by rolling and frying tortillas filled with ingredients like pulled chicken or beef, Mexican chili peppers, and cheese. They can be served with a variety of toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, onions, cream, or salsa.

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Taquitos vs Flautas

Taquitos are shorter and flatter than Flautas, and while they share similar fillings, the texture and cooking process are different. The names are often used interchangeably due to their similar taste and appeal.

How to Make Flautas

Learn how to make delicious Flautas at home with these simple steps and ingredients!

Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time Yield
10 minutes 20 – 30 minutes 30 – 40 minutes Makes 16 flautas, Serve 8
Flautas recipe

Ingredients Required For Flautas

Prepare the following ingredients to make Flautas:

For the Filling

Common fillings include chicken or beef, with chicken being a quick and easy option. Use 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs, along with spices like salt, pepper, and cumin.

You’ll need: 

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Instructions: 

Boil the chicken with spices, shred it once cooked, and set aside.

For the Flautas:

  • Corn tortillas
  • Toothpicks
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Crema
  • Sliced avocado

Instructions:

  1. Warm tortillas, spread filling, roll tightly, secure with toothpicks, and fry until golden brown.
  2. Drain excess oil, then bake the flautas to crisp them up.
  3. Serve hot with various toppings like crema, avocado, lettuce, and onions.

Conclusion

There are many ways to make Flautas, but this recipe offers a simple and delicious option. Feel free to explore other variations and share your feedback with us!

Enjoy making and sharing Flautas with your friends and family!

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