Today we are going to learn how to make Flautas.
According to Wikipedia:
Flauta (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈflauta], literally Spanish for “flute”) is a Mexican food dish that typically consists of a small rolled-up tortilla that contains filling, including beef, cheese or chicken. The filled tortilla is then crisp-fried. The dish is often topped with condiments such as sour cream and guacamole. Corn tortillas are generally used to make taquitos; the dish is more commonly known as flautas when they are larger than their taquito counterparts, and can be made with either flour or corn tortillas although using corn is more traditional.
My kids love Mexican food. When I learned about Flautas, I was impressed and I wanted to make them ASAP. This is my easy version of making it. These would be perfect for on the go or picnic lunch.
Let’s see what we need to make this:
- 1 packet of fresh spinach or bunch of spinach leaves separated
- 1 packet of Mexican cheese or mozzarella cheese
- Tortillas enough to feed your family (2 per person)
- Grilled chicken cut into medium pieces
- Mexican fried beans (Posted the recipe already)
- You can totally choose your own fillings.
Let’s see how to make it:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Top a baking sheet with a cooling rack.
- I didn’t fry the spinach. I used fresh spinach. If you want to fry it in a little bit of oil, do it now.
- Microwave tortillas for 30 seconds.
- Work with one tortilla at a time. Cover other tortillas when you are working with one.
- Brush one side of tortilla with a little bit of oil.
- Add the filling one by one as you can see from above.
- Filling amount can vary, but try not to overstuff the tortillas. Top it with spinach and cheese.
- Roll tight until flauta is about 1″ thick and place on your wire baking/cooling rack topped baking sheet, edge side down.
- You can use toothpicks to assist in closing the Flautas.
- Repeat for each flauta.
- Wrap just the ends with aluminum foil to prevent the ends of each flauta from getting too brown.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for 5 more minutes. Keep a close eye on it at this stage.
- Serve with all your favorite toppings and enjoy!
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