My favorite flauta recipe, from a Mexican cookbook by Jane Milton. The addition of cheese inside makes them very tasty! I serve these with crema (or sour creme) and homemade salsa. Cook time is for total endeavor, but doesn't include chicken prep as I often use pre-cooked or leftover chicken.
- Bring saucepan of water and chicken to boil.
- Reduce heat to simmer for 15-20 minutes, until chicken is cooked.
- Remove from pan.
- After chicken has cooled, shred with 2 forks and set aside.
- Chop onion and mince garlic.
- Add onion and garlic to heated oil and sauté on low heat until onion is soft, but not browned.
- Mix in chicken and season with salt and pepper.
- Remove from heat and add in cheese.
- Mix well.
- Soften tortillas in microwave for 30 sec.
- Heat frying oil until small piece of tortilla floats and bubbles.
- Place chicken mixture in each tortilla, roll up tightly and secure with toothpick.
- I recommend putting tortilla in oil immediately, as they tend to crack and come apart if left sitting.
- Turn flautas frequently, cooking 2-3 minutes or until golden.
- Drain on paper towels and serve with creme and salsa, if desired.