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Fake-Out Flautas

Recipe photo courtesy of Jonathan Lovekin

When I first made these at home, the fam asked if I'd ordered from the local taqueria. Talk about a coup! Flautas are those addictive deep-fried skinny tacos. This version became a total repeat-recipe hit. I call them "fake-out" because unlike their messy, deep-fried cousins, they are a quick low-fat, baked, vegetarian gem of a recipe. Serve with Guacamole, the ultimate scoopable flavor bomb.Excerpted from "Mad Hungry Cravings" by Lucinda Scala Quinn, Artisan Books, March 2013.




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  • CKL22505179
    25 FEB, 2019
    AMAZING! My sister in law parents are from Mexico and they have taught her how to make these....hers obviously are terrific! I am a foodie but I HATE frying anything! I am sooooo impressed that I want to shout to the world how fab these take on the recipe/ I added garlic and sauted the beans/mashed them with the tomatoes...after the cheese melted on the tortillas (to soften them) I rolled them and then drizzled olive oil on the tops/ flipped them after 8 minutes and cooked them a bit longer till they were super crispy.....I am hoping I can experiment with them and see how well they will warm up for a party~
  • MS12223437
    28 FEB, 2014
    My family loved these. They are going in our weekly rotation. So easy to make. Great for a busy week night meal or an after school snack.
  • LauraHurn
    5 OCT, 2011
    I LOVE this recipe because the flavor up to your own creativity. You can fill these flautas with anything you want! I've made this recipe at least 5 times and every time I'm thoroughly pleased. So, it's become a staple in my house. I've filled my flautas with leftover chicken breast meat, as well as leftover pot roast meat. ...then I just add a cheese, and some veggies (corn, diced zucchini, spinach leaves), herbs and legumes (pintos, black beans, etc.)
  • threelittlechics
    7 JUN, 2011
    I saw this on the show today and thought I should try something different. It is a quick and easy lunch to make. Usually you would have these ingredients at home. Mine did not come out that crispy as I thought they would be, but they were really tasty. We did eat them with guacamole as a dip, which was a plus. This is a great healthy choice and I would make it again.

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