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Recipe: Flautas

1 tablespoon butter

 1/2 small red onion, diced

 1 jalapeno, diced

 1 garlic clove, minced

 1 teaspoon ground cumin

 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1lb of leftover pulled pork

 1 cup salsa

 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves

 1 cup shredded Cheddar/Monterey jack blend

 1 lime, juiced

 Salt

 16 (5 to 6-inch) Corn tortillas

 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce, for serving

For the Avocado Cream:

 1 very ripe avocado, halved, pitted and flesh removed

 1 (4-ounce) container sour cream

 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

 Salt

Special equipment: toothpicks

Fill a large pot with enough oil to reach 2 inches up the side of the pan. Heat over

medium heat until a deep-frying thermometer inserted in the oil reads 375 degrees

F. To make the flautas: In a pan over medium heat melt butter and saute onions and

jalapenos until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, and cayenne pepper and

cook until fragrant, another 2 minutes. Add Pulled Pork and salsa; stir to combine.

Remove from heat and stir in cilantro, cheese and lime juice. Let cool slightly.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

Working with 4 tortillas at a time, spread a heaping spoonful along the middle of

each tortilla. Roll tortilla tightly around the filling and secure with a toothpick. Using

tongs, hold each flauta in hot oil until firm, then release to continue cooking. Cook

until golden brown, about 2 minutes, then remove to a paper towel-lined plate and

immediately season with salt. Keep flautas warm in the oven on a sheet tray while

assembling and cooking the remaining tortillas.

To make the Avocado Cream: In a serving bowl, mash avocado, sour cream and

lime juice until smooth. Season with salt, to taste.

To serve, arrange flautas on a platter of shredded lettuce and serve with Avocado

Cream on the side

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