What Your need to Know about the Crunchy and Delicious Flauta

A few years back, there were only a few dishes of Mexican cuisine known to us. We were familiar with the taco, burrito, and nacho. Now, we can find a wide variety of dishes – from sweet to savory – that have originated from this cuisine. The delicious Mexican dish – the flauta is also known as a taquito. It is quickly growing in popularity with its crispy covering and succulent filling.

A brief about the flauta

The term ‘flauta’ stands for ‘flute’ in Spanish because this dish has some sort of similarity in appearance to the musical instrument. There are a couple of claims in regards to the origin of this dish, but it seems to have originated in California. The dish is a family recipe that has its origins in Mexico. You can also find quite a number of variations to the flauta in different regions.

The flauta is generally made by filling a tortilla wrap with a savory dish and then deep-frying the entire roll. It is usually served hot and is sometimes topped with a variety of other ingredients. The filling may consist of beef, pork, or chicken. It sometimes contains cheese, vegetables, or potato.

Potato fillings in a flauta are considered as a breakfast dish and are usually accompanied by eggs. Every flauta dish typically comes with a salsa or guacamole dip to complete the flavor. Once you have had a taste of one of these, you can’t resist munching on them while watching your favorite sports. They are also great to serve as snacks for weddings and birthday parties.


Posted on April 19, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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