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Breakfast Flautas

Breakfast Flautas ~ Egg, cheese and salsa rolled in a flour tortilla and baked to be a crispy, but non-fried flauta, garnished with fresh cilantro, sour cream and salsa.Breakfast Flautas ~ Egg, cheese and salsa rolled in a flour tortilla and baked to be a crispy, but non-fried flauta, garnished with fresh cilantro, sour cream and salsa ~ The Complete Savorist #herdez #diadelnino #HERDEZkids adElizabeth and I recently went to Southern California to visit our family. It was a trip sorely needed. The sunshine was utterly rejuvenating. Turns out we fled Utah just in time to miss a blizzard. Once we got home, we brought the sunshine with us. In fact, it’s 11:45 at night (yes, I’m working late,) and my windows are still open. They’ve not been opened since October maybe.

This wonderful weather has meant I have walked to the mailbox instead of just driving by it when I come home from errands. Elizabeth and I have played in the yard, although it’s not in the best shape yet. She’s colored the sidewalk solid pastel colors with her chalk. But most importantly, the flip flops are coming out again.

The sunshine has really helped me work a little less and play a little more.

And the timing couldn’t be any more perfect. April 30 is Día del Niño, Day of the Child. This festive holiday is celebrated in Mexico and in many Latin American countries as way to appreciate and even honor children. Communities come together to have special events and activities, and I dare say is a time that many adults get to revel in the joys of their own childhoods. Adulting is hard, and what better excuse is there to just let loose and enjoy some of those things we loved to do when life was simpler for all of us.Breakfast Flautas ~ Egg, cheese and salsa rolled in a flour tortilla and baked to be a crispy, but non-fried flauta, garnished with fresh cilantro, sour cream and salsa ~ The Complete Savorist #herdez #diadelnino #HERDEZkids adElizabeth’s desire to cook with me in the kitchen ebbs and flows, depending on her mood, what’s on TV, who’s outside playing, and how bored she is. There are times that I require she join me, as I want her to develop cooking skills at a young age. Other times, I want her in there because I think it would be fun for her to get her hands dirty. Making these breakfast flautas was one of those times I wanted her in the kitchen to play with food.

She enjoyed rolling two of these and decided she had enough. She just wanted to eat them. She is her mother’s daughter after all. Breakfast Flautas ~ Egg, cheese and salsa rolled in a flour tortilla and baked to be a crispy, but non-fried flauta, garnished with fresh cilantro, sour cream and salsa ~ The Complete Savorist #herdez #diadelnino #HERDEZkids adBreakfast Flautas ~ Egg, cheese and salsa rolled in a flour tortilla and baked to be a crispy, but non-fried flauta, garnished with fresh cilantro, sour cream and salsa ~ The Complete Savorist #herdez #diadelnino #HERDEZkids ad

Breakfast Flautas

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 10 eggs
  • Salt/Pepper; to taste
  • 1/2 cup Herdez Salsa Casera medium; plus more for dipping
  • 4 oz Monterrey Jack cheese; shredded
  • Sour cream (optional, for dipping)
  • Cooking spray/oil/butter
  • Chopped cilantro optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Whisk the eggs together with some salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a small (6-7") frying pan on medium, grease with spray/oil/butter.
  4. Once the pan is hot, add 1/4 cup of the beaten eggs to the pan, take care to cover the entire bottom of the pan.
  5. Add 1 tbsp of the salsa to the eggs.
  6. Once the eggs set and look almost cooked, flip them over.
  7. Cook until done.
  8. Grease a small casserole with cooking spray/oil/butter
  9. Place the cooked egg on top of a small (soft taco size) flour tortilla that has been sprinkled with a sparse amount of cheese.
  10. Line the egg to the edge of the tortilla, then pull the egg over the tortilla's edge ever so slightly.
  11. Sprinkle with cheese, about 1/2 oz and then roll.
  12. Once the entire egg and tortilla have been rolled, if there is egg overlapping, cut the excess off. (This happened occasionally as the tortillas were not uniform in shape and size.)
  13. Place in the casserole, seam side down.
  14. Repeat until all the eggs have been cooked and tortillas rolled.
  15. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the tortillas have browned and crisped.
  16. Add both sour cream and Herdez salsa to bowls for dipping.
  17. Garnish with chopped chopped cilantro if using.
  18. Allow the flautas to cool to be handled, then serve, dip, and enjoy.

Breakfast Flautas ~ Egg, cheese and salsa rolled in a flour tortilla and baked to be a crispy, but non-fried flauta, garnished with fresh cilantro, sour cream and salsa ~ The Complete Savorist #herdez #diadelnino #HERDEZkids adBreakfast Flautas ~ Egg, cheese and salsa rolled in a flour tortilla and baked to be a crispy, but non-fried flauta, garnished with fresh cilantro, sour cream and salsa ~ The Complete Savorist #herdez #diadelnino #HERDEZkids adCooking with Elizabeth is important to me. But I am not going to force her to do it with me, as I want her to have happy feelings towards the activity, not painful memories like being made to brush her teeth or wash her hair, which if she knew about the Geneva Conventions, she might report me.

Sharing my love of cooking is important to me. To me, it’s more than a necessary life skill, it’s full of passion and love. There are very few things in life that give me more pleasure than cooking for those I love. I want to pass that on to her, so for Día del Niño, as much as I want to play and do all the things she loves, which include hours of playing My Little Pony, coloring, and playing on the swings (although I draw the line at playing with sidewalk chalk, I can’t touch the stuff), I want her to share in the things I love, hoping to pass on my love and passion.  
Breakfast Flautas ~ Egg, cheese and salsa rolled in a flour tortilla and baked to be a crispy, but non-fried flauta, garnished with fresh cilantro, sour cream and salsa ~ The Complete Savorist #herdez #diadelnino #HERDEZkids adHerdez is celebrating Día del Niño along with a special “Celebrate your Chef” Giveaway. This giveaway is hosted on Herdez’s Facebook and Instagram channels. You could win:

– Grand Prize: 2 cooking classes for 2 (parent & child) plus $1000
– 2nd Place: 1 cooking classes for 2 (parent & child) plus $300
– 3rd Place: Child cooking gift basket
– Weekly prizes/honorable mentions: Child size Día del Niño apron.

Additionally, there will also be Weekly Día del Niño Trivia questions on the HERDEZ® brand Facebook giving  you all another opportunity to win a child size Día del Niño apron.

Breakfast Flautas ~ Egg, cheese and salsa rolled in a flour tortilla and baked to be a crispy, but non-fried flauta, garnished with fresh cilantro, sour cream and salsa ~ The Complete Savorist #herdez #diadelnino #HERDEZkids ad

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenny
    April 9, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    They look so yummy !

  • Reply
    Ashley Shippy
    April 9, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Wow! These look so good! I’ve never made Flautas before and didn’t even hear of the word before until your post! I know our whole family would love these!

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    Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    April 10, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Yum, these look just delicious! Perfect grab-n-go meal, YUM!! Sounds like your daughter is learning from the best too!!

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    Faith (An Edible Mosaic)
    April 11, 2016 at 6:33 am

    I love this idea so much! Perfect for a quick, healthy breakfast on the run. I wonder if they can be frozen, defrosted, and reheated? I’d love to whip up a big batch and keep them in the freezer for busy mornings!

    • Reply
      Michelle De La Cerda
      April 11, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Hi Faith, so I did freeze a batch, and they warmed up nicely and still taste good, but the crispness that makes them Flautas was gone. They simply became a rolled tortilla, burrito.

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    Marye
    April 11, 2016 at 8:06 am

    These Flautas look fantastic! What a fun and delicious breakfast!

  • Reply
    Heather Kinnaird
    April 11, 2016 at 9:01 am

    what a great breakfast for the kids! I bet they would love these

  • Reply
    Florian @ContentednessCooking
    April 11, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Those look amazing! So flavorful!

  • Reply
    Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife
    April 11, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I’ve never made flautas at home but I might have to try this recipe! It looks like it’s packed with flavor, and I love having a bright happy dish to start the day.

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    Bintu | Recipes from a Pantry
    April 11, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    I love that these flautas are baked and not fried! I know what’s about to spice up our next breakfast for dinner night!

  • Reply
    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen
    April 11, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Herdez makes some really good stuff. Love this idea and think it would be great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

  • Reply
    Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
    April 11, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    OMG…these look and sound wonderful…what a great breakfast

  • Reply
    Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog
    April 11, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    I love how the egg is cooked and rolled right into the tortilla instead of scrambled. It’ll make it so much easier to eat!

  • Reply
    Sabrina
    April 12, 2016 at 1:47 am

    This is a perfect breakfast wrap for my husband to take with him on his way to work!

  • Reply
    Andi @ The Weary Chef
    April 12, 2016 at 8:32 am

    These are awesome! Looks delicious and filling!

  • Reply
    Debra Attinella
    April 13, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Looks like a hearty breakfast and one my family would love to see served!

    • Reply
      Michelle De La Cerda
      April 13, 2016 at 11:03 am

      They are easy to add things too as well, bacon, sausage, spinach, the possibilities are endless.

  • Reply
    christine
    April 15, 2016 at 6:04 am

    These sound great! A few weeks ago I served a friend breakfast quesadillas and since then I’ve been loving these types of flavors in breakfast. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply
    linda spiker
    April 15, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Love it! Move over breakfast burrito!

  • Reply
    Jennifer Sikora
    April 18, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Those look delicious. I love everything that has to do with Mexican food!

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