Thursday, April 25, 2013

30 Before 30: Flautas con Chorizo (#23)

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love the meat counter at New Seasons. They make some of the best chorizo I have ever had. I love that it varies in spiciness, but is always very, very good. This is a simple recipe, made simpler by using amazing, flexible tortillas. It cuts down on the amount of oil you need to use and makes everything go faster. I simply pop the tortillas in a warm oven while I get everything else ready for whatever dish. For this one in particular, it was easy to time.

Flautas con Chorizo via 1,000 Mexican Recipes:

Makes 6 flautas

2 tsp. vegetable oil, plus more for frying tortillas
2 Tb. finely chopped onion
¼ lb. fresh bulk chorizo (chicken is a good substitute if you're not into pork)
1 medium tomato, finely chopped
6 (6-7-inch) corn tortillas
1 c. very finely shredded cabbage (or lettuce)
1 avocado, thinly sliced
2 tsp. fresh lime juice
½ c. sour cream

In a medium skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of oil and cook the onion, stirring, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the chorizo, breaking it into small pieces, until completely cooked, about 4 minutes. Stir in the tomato and set the pan aside off heat.

In a large skillet, heat about ¼-inch of oil until it shimmers. Dip the tortillas in the hot oil, 1 at a time, until soft and limp, about 3 seconds. Drain on paper towels. If you have nice, thick, flexible tortillas, you can skip this step.

Lay 1 tortillas on a working surface and put about 2 tablespoons of the chorizo filling across the lower third of the tortillas. Roll tightly and secure with a toothpick. Lay seam side down on a plate and repeat with all of the tortillas. Add extra oil to the skillet and heat until hot. Fry the flautas 2 or 3 at a time until crisp and golden brown. Drain on paper towels and remove toothpicks.

Make a bed of shredded cabbage (or lettuce) on a plate. Lay the warm flautas on top. Arrange the sliced avocado around the flautas and sprinkle them with lime juice. Drizzle sour cream over the flautas. Serve at once.

These are fast, easy, and make for a super tasty dinner, especially when paired with rice and a vegetable, like the next post.

Recipes Complete: 23
Recipes to Go: 7 

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...