Flautas

Flautas Recipe

Our homemade flauta recipe is the perfect way to shake up Mexican night at home. 

While we love tacos, making flautas are a crispier option that is perfect for dinner or as an appetizer for the big game!

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How to Make Flautas

Flautas sound fancy, but they are actually really easy to make.

Simply start with corn tortillas, add some fillings, roll it up and secure it with a toothpick.

Next, add it to a pan of frying oil that is around 350 degrees F.

Within a few minutes, your flautas should be golden brown and crispy!

The hardest part is letting them cool for a few minutes before devouring this crunchy snack.

Pouring oil

Oil to Use for Frying Flautas

It’s important to use a high-quality oil when frying flautas. 

Recently we’ve been reaching for Veri Cooking Oil. This oil is a high heat cooking oil that has a high smoke point. 

This has been really helpful when we are searing our sous vide steaks in a scorching hot pan. Our neighbors appreciate not hearing our smoke alarm go off, haha!

Veri Cooking Oil is also perfect for frying because it has a light, mild flavor which lets the flavor of the corn tortillas be the star of our fried flautas.

Be sure to check out Veri Cooking Oil for all your frying, searing, and baking needs.

If you’re frying your Thanksgiving turkey this year, order Veri Cooking Oil at vericookingoil.com and use the code “THANKS” for 3 gallons for $79.99.

Flautas Recipe

Homemade Flautas Fillings

Our flautas recipe is super versatile. We stuffed our flautas with some homemade carnitas that we had leftover in the fridge for our first batch.

Then we made another batch filled with seasoned ground beef.

Gavin got a little wild and even made some cheese and mashed potatoes flautas aka flautas de papa!

Although chicken flautas are probably the most popular, the possibilities are endless.

(Next time we are stuffing them with our homemade barbacoa recipe!)

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Flautas Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 4 cups of Veri Cooking Oil
  • 1 cup of filling (try ground beef, carnitas, or shredded chicken)
  • 8 toothpicks
  1. Start by warming up your corn tortillas in a skillet. This will help them to become more pliable so they do not tear.
  2. Fill each tortilla with a heaping tablespoon of filling.
  3. Roll the tortilla and secure with a toothpick.
  4. Add Veri Cooking Oil to a pan until it is about 2 inches deep. Turn the burner to medium high heat, roughly 350 degrees F.
  5. Add the flautas to the oil, 3-4 at a time, being careful not to overcrowd the pan.
  6. Fry for about 2-3 minutes or until the flautas are golden brown and crispy.
  7. Use tongs to remove the flautas from the oil and set on a paper towel.

Note: if you’re not serving your flautas right away, keep them warm in an oven set to its lowest heat setting.

Serving Suggestion: Top with crema, pico, cilantro, avocado, and pickled red onions.

Flautas

Flautas Recipe

Yield: 8 flautas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Make these crispy flautas at home with your favorite fillings!

Ingredients

  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 4 cups of Veri Cooking Oil
  • 1 cup of filling (try ground beef, carnitas, or shredded chicken)
  • 8 toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Start by warming up your corn tortillas in a skillet. This will help them to become more pliable so they do not tear.
  2. Fill each tortilla with a heaping tablespoon of filling.
  3. Roll the tortilla and secure with a toothpick.
  4. Add Veri Cooking Oil to a pan until it is about 2 inches deep. Turn the burner to medium high heat, roughly 350 degrees F.
  5. Add the flautas to the oil, 3-4 at a time, being careful not to overcrowd the pan.
  6. Fry for about 2-3 minutes or until the flautas are golden brown and crispy.
  7. Use tongs to remove the flautas from the oil and set on a paper towel.

Notes

Note: if you’re not serving your flautas right away, keep them warm in an oven set to its lowest heat setting.

Serving Suggestion: Top with crema, pico, cilantro, avocado, and pickled onions.

How easy was that?! Even though we did multiple batches we were really impressed with Veri Cooking Oil because it could withstand our high heat and multi batch needs.  

Enjoy this delicious recipe and let us know what you’ve been filling your flautas with!

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