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Sunday May 27, 2012

Celebrate Memorial Day With This Cheese Flautas Recipe

Celebrate Memorial Day With This Cheese Flautas Recipe

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Flautas are a Mexican dish, from Sinaloa, consisting of a tortilla stuffed with different ingredients and then fried.  These crispy snacks make the perfect party food.

Memorial Day Weekend is here, V&V Supremo; one of the nation’s oldest family-run Hispanic food business, wants to share some authentic recipes to celebrate !a la Mexicana!

Cheese Flautas


2 ½  pounds russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
3 cups sour cream
4 cups Chihuahua cheese
2 cups Cotija cheese
1 ½ tsp. pequin powdered chile or cayenne to taste
Corn tortillas
Corn oil for frying
Salsa of your choice


    1. Place potatoes in pot with water to cover over medium heat.  Bring to boil, and cook until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.  Drain potatoes well in sieve and return to pot.
    2. Turn heat under pot to low, and add 1 cup of V&V SUPREMO® CREMA SUPREMO® sour cream to potatoes.  Mash potatoes and sour cream with potato masher.  Add both cheeses and powdered chile.  Mash well, until all cheese is fully melted.
    3. Place 2 tablespoons of corn oil in skillet over medium heat.  Allow oil to heat for 2 minutes.  Using tongs, pass each tortilla through oil quickly, just to soften, and place tortillas on paper towels to drain.
    4. Fill each tortilla with approximately 3 tablespoons of potato-cheese mixture, and roll up tightly.  Pierce each flauta with a round wooden toothpick to keep closed.
    5. Pour corn oil in skillet to a depth of ¾ inch, and place over medium heat for 3 minutes.  Carefully place flautas in oil in single layer (don’t overcrowd) and fry until crispy, turning when necessary.  Drain on paper towels and hold warm while frying remaining flautas.


Remove toothpicks from flautas and top with sour cream and salsa.

Yields: 6 Cups of filling