Learn How to Make Flautas Ahogadas with Chile de Arbol
Flautas is a dish of Mexican gastronomy, part of the ones known as "Antojitos Mexicanos," they are tacos made with corn tortilla rolled up and fried. They can have different fillings such as: chicken, shredded meat, picadillo, potato, beans, cheese, etcetera. The dish name comes from the shape of the rolled up taquitos, which look like flutes. Flautas will put the boring Americanized "crispy tacos" to shame, as these are the original crisp taquitos stamped and approved by Mexico.
For this recipe, Fatima shares with us her family recipe for Flautas Ahogadas, which literally translates to “Drowned Flutes.” A dish consisting of traditional Flautas bathed in salsa, created with, of course, our own fresh dried chiles. We had never had Flautas served like this and we were not disappointed. You can top them with lettuce, avocado, onion, cheese, tomato and cheese if you want. Make sure to let us know if you create Fatima’s Flautas and how you like them!
Flautas Ahogadas Recipe
6 green tomatoes (tomatillos)
1 tbsp of oregano
2 Arbol chiles
Salt to taste
Chicken soup seasoning
2 chicken breasts
5 small potatoes
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Mexican Style Cream
We’re going to start by boiling our chicken breasts with some garlic salt. You can also start boiling your potatoes and your salsa ingredientes on separate pots if available. TIP: poke your potatoes with a fork for easier cooking.
For the salsa, place the green tomatoes, ½ an onion, 2 arbol chiles and 2 garlic cloves in a pot with water. You can also add your seasonings (oregano and chicken soup seasoning) now or add them later at blending time.
When the potatoes are done, place them in a bowl and mash them up. You can either take off the skin or leave it.
When the chicken is done, we’re going to shred it and then mix it with the mashed potatoes. You can also add mozzarella cheese to the mix. Put aside.
Get your salsa ingredients and blend them well with a little bit of the boiling water. Set aside.
Now you can start making your taquitos. Place some of the potato mix on a tortilla and then roll it up tightly. TIP: warm up your corn tortillas before to avoid them breaking.
Once you have your taquitos made you’re going to fry them on a pan. Add olive oil to a pan and let it heat up a little bit, then place your taquitos and let rest for 2-3 minutes. Turn them over and do the same.
After frying your Flautas now serve them on a plate. Add your toppings on top, we added mozzarella cheese, lettuce, onion, avocado and cream. And then serve the green salsa all around. We hope you like them!
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