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Fried Chorizo and Potato

The fried tacos are also known as flautas (flutes) because they are tacos of crispy consistency and rough texture – that look very similar to the musical instrument.

The flautas that are going to be prepared are
filled of chorizo and potatoes; which is a fantastic combination. The chorizo’s strong and condimented flavor is soften with the delicate flavor of the potatoes. If you don’t like strong and elaborated flavors, this is your dish.

– Besides over
the flautas various fresh ingredients are put to garnish them , in this way they don’t taste as dry and they fill with flavor.

This is a dish that is served as main course and they are normally served plain because the fried tacos are so abundant, that there is no room remaining for anything else... well may be a Mexican

About the Recipe

  • To make the flautas there are many steps to follow and some experience in the kitchen is required.
  • In this recipe the tortillas are going to be fried and we recommend using vegetable oil and not olive oil because it is the most adequate for frying dough.
  • Prepare the fried tacos with your corn tortillas.
  • If you want you can also use homemade chorizo in this recipe.
  • The total preparation time is of .
  • Recipe for 10 flautas.


  • 7 oz of Chorizo
  • 2 Potatoes (10.5 oz)
  • 10 Maize Tortillas (7 oz)
  • 1 Avocado (8.8 oz)
  • 1 Tomato (7 oz)
  • 1/4 of a Lettuce (3.5 oz)
  • 3/4 of an Onion (3.7 oz)
  • 1/2 cup of Mexican Cream (4.2 fl oz)
  • 1/4 cup of crumbled Fresh Cheese (1.4 oz)
  • 1 cup of Vegetable Oil (8.4 fl oz)
  • 1/4 tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

  • 1 Saucepan
  • 2 Frying Pans
  • 1 Griddle
  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Large Plate
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Tongs
  • 1 Potato Masher
  • 1 Kitchen Spoon
  • 1 Turner
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Fork
  • 4 Paper Towels
  • 10 Toothpicks

  • Directions

    Cook the Potatoes

    1. Put in a saucepan:
    • 2 Potatoes.
    • The enough Water to cover the potatoes.

    1. Bring the saucepan water to a boil over high heat.
    2. Leave the potatoes cooking in the boiling water for about 20 minutes, until they are soft.

    While the Potatoes Cook... Chop Ingredients

    1. Slice 1 tomato, then reserve.
    2. Cut 1/4 of a lettuce into strips, then set aside.
    3. Finely chop 1/4 of an onion (1.2 oz) and 7 oz of chorizo; then set aside.

    Back to the Potatoes...

    1. Verify that the potatoes that were left cooking are soft; if not cook them for a longer time.

    To know if the potatoes are ready, spear a fork in them. When you feel that the fork goes in and out smoothly, the potatoes are ready.

    1. Remove from the saucepan the potatoes, with a kitchen spoon and rinse them with cold water.
    2. Peel the potatoes that were rinsed and put them in a bowl.
    3. Also add in the bowl:
    • Pepper to taste.
    • 1/2 tablespoon of Salt.

    1. Mash the potatoes that were put in the bowl with a potato masher, until having the consistency of a puree; then set aside.

    Cook the Filling

    1. Heat in a frying pan over medium heat 1/4 tablespoon of olive oil.
    2. Put in the frying pan that onion that was minced and fry it for approximately 1 minute, until it looks a bit transparent; stir regularly.
    3. Incorporate in the frying pan the chorizo that was minced and fry it for about 3 minutes, until it is moderately cooked; stir regularly.
    4. Add in the frying pan the mashed potato that was prepared and mix all the ingredients.
    5. Fry the frying pan ingredients for about 2 minutes, until the chorizo is well cooked; stir regularly. Then set aside.

    Work with the Tortillas

    1. Heat on a griddle over medium heat 10 maize tortillas for about 30 seconds per each side, until they are soft.
    2. Remove from the griddle the tortillas and put on each tortilla some of the filling that was cooked.
    3. Roll all the tortillas as tacos and close them with some toothpicks; then set aside.

    Make the Fried Tacos

    1. Pour in a frying pan approximately 1 cup of vegetable oil, so you end up having about a 1/2’’ deep oil layer.
    2. Heat the frying pan oil over high heat.
    3. Put in the frying pan the chorizo and potato tacos that were prepared (just the ones that fit in) and fry them for about 2 minutes starting from the end where the tortilla was closed, until they are moderately fried; turn them regularly with some tongs.

    The tacos start to be fried from the side where the tortilla was closed to seal them and in this way the filling doesn’t spill.

    1. Transfer from the frying pan to some paper towels, with the tongs, the fried chorizo and potato tacos so they dry and the fat excess is absorbed.
    2. Remove from the fried tacos the toothpicks, then reserve.
    3. Repeat the same procedure with the chorizo and potato tacos that were not fried, it won’t be necessary to add more vegetable oil in the frying pan.

    Garnish the Flautas

    1. Cut 1 avocado into strips, then set aside.

    The avocado is cut at the end so it doesn’t oxidize nor it turns black.

    1. Finely chop 1/2 onion (2.4 oz) and reserve.
    2. Transfer from the paper towels to a large plate the fried chorizo and potato tacos that were prepared.
    3. Put over the fried tacos the following ingredients:
    • 1/2 cup of Mexican Cream.
    • The Onion that was minced.
    • The Lettuce strips that were cut.
    • The Tomato slices that were cut.
    • The Avocado strips that were cut.
    • Sprinkle 1/4 cup of crumbled Fresh Cheese.

    Preferably put the ingredients in the same order as given so the tacos come out beautiful.

    So Tasty Flautas

    Fried Chorizo and Potato Tacos covered with many fresh ingredients

    Suggestion: You can add to your fried tacos green salsa or red – they taste exquisite.

    Variation: The fried tacos can also be prepared with beef.

    Did you like the Flautas?

    Other Mexican Recipes that you will Like a Lot

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    Shredded Beef Salad
    Tacos al Pastor
    Pork in Red Pipian Sauce
    Octopus Ceviche

    Additional Info

    Use some good tongs to fry your flautas, because they go through high temperatures.

    To cook the flautas many kitchen utensils are required... and with such a complete and elegant cookware set as the Cuisinart your problems are over at the moment of cooking.

    Would you like to try the flautas with a spicy chorizo?

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