What Are Taquitos?
Taquitos (also known as "little tacos") are little rolled tortillas stuffed with beef or chicken and a dusting of grated cheese, then deep-fried, shallow-fried, or baked until crisp. These Mexican treats, sometimes known as rolled tacos, are finger foods that can be eaten in the street or on the go.
Taquitos are often made using corn tortillas and served with guacamole, salsa, or sour cream on the side. Taquitos are more common in central and southern Mexico, where corn has a long history and is widely grown and consumed.
What Are the Differences Between Taquitos and Flautas?
These two terms are often used interchangeably. "Flautas" are made by stuffing cornbread with minced meat such as chicken, pork, and beef, as well as cheese, onions, and other ingredients. The flautas are then deep-fried to extra crispy perfection, making them a popular Mexican dish.
However, flautas are sometimes known as taquitos or dorado tacos. So, what is the difference between these two "flautas" and "taquitos"?
As expected, the differences are not in flavor. Taquitos are prepared using larger tortillas (mostly corn tortillas) and are usually shorter, while flautas are longer, thinner, and flute-shaped.
However, when making flautas or taquitos, they are often served with the same sauces or dips as they have the same filling ingredients.
What to Serve with Chicken Taquitos?
For the ultimate Tex-Mex experience, serve your homemade taquitos with refried beans (give pinto or black beans a shot). Also, sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheddar (a Monterey Jack cheese mix), and salsa are common ingredients for taquitos.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Chicken Taquitos:
How to Store Chicken Taquitos?
Freeze the taquitos for about an hour on a baking sheet and ensure they are not touching each other. Then remove all the taquitos from the pan and store them in a ziploc freezer bag. If you use beef, it can last up to 3 months in the freezer.