Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Flautas and Random Elote Guy

 I love it when a co-worker unexpectedly brings food to work and offers everyone. I don't remember a time when I turn down food. It's rude to say no, you know?! One of my co-workers made Chicken Flautas with homemade salsa and theres no way I would say no that.

Flautas means flute in Spanish. It's also a Mexican dish made by wrapping a tortilla around a savory filling of some kind of meat of your choice. It's fried until crispy and served with an assortment of toppings like sour cream, guacamole, salsa and etc. Its very similar to Taquitos but Flautas are usually bigger and made out flour tortillas instead or corn tortillas.

 The tortilla was still crunchy and the shredded chicken was savory. They are the perfect snack! I dowsed my Flautas in cool sour cream and homemade green salsa.

Random Elote
That same day on my way home I found a man with a shopping cart selling Elotes in front of our condo building. It was an OMG moment. I don't remember the last time I had an Elote. I had to dig in my purse to look for a $1.25. It would be cool if he accepted credit card, but it was cash only lol. If you have no clue what an Elote is, I suggest you watch the movie Nacho Libre with Jack Black and Hector Jimenez. They rewarded themselves with an Elote whenever they win a wrestling match. I love that movie!

Elote means corn in Spanish. It's a very popular street snack in Mexico. It's a corn on a stick slathered with mayonnaise, butter, chili powder and cheese. (sometimes the corn is scraped off the cob and served in a cup with condiments) Over here in Los Angeles, you'll find them being sold in the streets as well. I usually find them at soccer games, school areas, and parks. That's why I was surprised when I saw a guy selling them on my block.

It may look weird like WTF, corn with mayo? But I'm telling you, its really good. Its warm, creamy, sweet and spicy! It was the perfect food to end my day!

Have you had an Elote?


Grace said...

sooo cute!
thanks for the flauta clarification ;)

Madz said...

Wow this sure looks yummy! I haven't tried corn with mayonnaise yet., but I sure would love to try one soon.

Toni Tralala said...

Do you guys have kids yet? I'm wondering cuz you have a cute combination!

My husband is Italian-Guatemalan-Mexican so he has been wanting me to try an elote for a while and when he told me that it was corn with mayo, I said no. :)) Since you tried it and think that it's okay, maybe I'll give it a try. :P


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