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pork carnitas flautas

Pan Fried Pork Carnitas Flautas


Units Scale
  • 1 pound roasted pork carnitas, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 package corn tortillas


  1. Combine the shredded pork with cumin, oregano, salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, add 2 cups of vegetable oil and heat to 375 degrees.
  3. Meanwhile, fill each corn tortilla with 2 tablespoons of the seasoned shredded pork mixture in a line along the bottom edge of the tortilla.
  4. Tightly roll the tortilla into a cylinder, and secure the ends with one or two toothpicks. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  5. Fry the flautas in the preheated oil, no more than 4 at a time, until golden and crisp, about 4 minutes.
  6. Drain the flautas on a paper towel-lined plate.
  7. Discard toothpicks and enjoy the flautas with your favorite accompaniments and/or toppings.
  • Author: WCC