You never know where you will find a mouth watering bite in Mexico City. These chicken flautas, crispy and crunchy on the outside with tender tasty chicken inside, were served out of a spotlessly clean corner of a car wash!!
Keep it simple, just the way it should be. Using cooked, shredded chicken put a small amount on a tortilla and roll it up. Secure with a toothpick – don’t skip this step otherwise the moment you put it into the hot oil it will want to unravel.
Cook in heated oil (350 degrees) turning gently, just until the tortilla is browned & crispy. Do not overcrowd the pan or the temperature will drop. As they are finished, set aside in a warm oven until you are finished.
Garnish with slivered lettuce, and serve with mexican crema, alongside a dish of tomatillo sauce.
(I made my tomatillo sauce by heating the tomatillo sauce and adding enough chicken broth to make a light consistency) Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.
…….an easy cheat on the crema is to add a bit of lime juice to sour cream….