Crispy Corn Flautas filled with Grilled Chicken, Jalapeños and Cheese


This is quick meal, inspired by a Mexican recipe for flautas, tortillas that are rolled around a savory filling and pan-fried until crisp. If you have any left over grilled chicken, this will be the perfect recipe for it. Want not, waste not.

Serves 4

2 jalapeños
2 cups finely shredded grilled chicken
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
12 corn tortillas Vegetable oil, for frying
4 radishes, very thinly sliced
1/4  cup chopped cilantro
2 Tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1  teaspoon fresh lime juice

Skewer the jalapeños on a metal skewer or fork and roast over a flame until blackened, 3 minutes. Wrap in foil and let cool slightly. Rub off the skins and remove the seeds, then finely chop.

Transfer the jalapeños to a bowl and add the chicken, cheese and cumin. Season with salt and pepper; toss well. Wrap half of the tortillas in a towel and microwave at high power for 1 minute, until pliable.

Arrange the tortillas on a surface and pack half of the chicken filling into cylinders across the bottoms. Tightly roll the tortillas around the filling, securing with toothpicks. Repeat to form the remaining flautas.

In a large skillet, heat 1/4 inch of oil. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Fry half of the flautas over moderate heat, turning, until golden and crisp all over and heated through, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Fry the remaining flautas.

In a bowl, toss the radishes with the cilantro, onion and lime juice; season with salt and pepper. Remove the toothpicks and serve the flautas with the radish salad. Serve with sour cream.

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