Potato Flautas (Air-fried)

These vegan potato and carrot flautas are crispy on the outside, soft and flavorful on the inside. They are perfect for celebrating cinco de mayo, Mexican independence day, or just a fun weeknight dinner with the family.

potato flautas on a beige plate.

Potato Flautas with Shredded Carrot

If you want to make some nutritious yet flavorful Mexican dish, these vegan potato and carrot flautas are the perfect recipe! Flautas are crispy tacos also known as taquitos. They are typically fried in oil but I made them in my air fryer which I highly recommend doing. I also provide instructions on frying them in oil and baking them in the oven down below.

My mom used to make potato flautas a lot when I was little, and it’s safe to say I was a huge fan! I added shredded carrot to this recipe for extra texture and nutrients, and it did not disappoint. They are super easy to make and will probably turn into a regular weeknight dinner in your home 🙂

vegan potato flautas on a beige plate with toppings.

Made with 6 Main Ingredients:

  • Tortillas: I typically make these with corn tortillas but also love how they came out using with Maria and Ricardo’s small whole-grain tortillas. The best corn tortillas to use are regular Guerrero tortillas or homemade corn tortillas that are thinly made.
  • Potatoes: Any potatoes work for this recipe but I typically use russet or Yukon gold. Sweet potatoes would also be really delicious in this recipe if you’re into a hint of sweetness!
  • Carrots: Regular carrots work well the only difference would be the size. I like using lots of carrots in this recipe because I enjoy the texture of shredded carrots. 
  • Onions: I highly recommend using yellow or white onion for this recipe.
  • Vegan Chorizo: I LOVE trader Joe’s vegan chorizo because it’s the closest to the authentic Mexican chorizo. If you want to make your own, I like Dora’s table recipe.
  • Seasonings: I recommend keeping it simple with cumin, onion powder, salt, and pepper for the best results. 
potato flautas on a beige plate.

Tips for the BEST Potato and Carrot Flautas

  • Toppings: This is where you can get creative or just add your favorite toppings. My personal favorites are shredded cabbage or lettuce, chopped tomato, salsa, queso fresco, and guacamole or avocado.
  • Salsas: I highly recommend using a salsa verde, avocado salsa, or salsa de molcajete for this recipe.
  • Cooking Methods
  • Air frying: My personal favorite. Brush lightly with oil and place in air fryer at 390 F for 7-10 minutes until golden crispy. Click here to buy the air fryer I use!
  • Frying in oil: Use about a half cup of avocado or canola oil. Heat it up in a pan until it is hot and then add your rolled-up taquitos. Fry them for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Oven: Baking these flautas is also a good idea! Brush lightly with oil and bake at 400 F for 10-12 minutes until golden crispy.

More Vegan Mexican Recipes

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Mexican Rice

Vegan Rajas Con Crema

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potato flautas on a beige plate.

Potato Flautas (Air-fried)


  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1012 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These vegan potato and carrot flautas are crispy on the outside, soft and flavorful on the inside. They are perfect for celebrating cinco de mayo, Mexican independence day, or just a fun weeknight dinner with the family.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1214 corn tortillas or 810 flour tortillas
  • 6 small potatoes
  • 34 large carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 onions, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup vegan chorizo (see above)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/21 tsp salt or to taste

Toppings:

  • Shredded cabbage
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Avocado slices
  • Salsa Verde
  • Queso Fresco

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil and cook potatoes for 10-15 minutes depending on their size.
  2. Poke with a fork to check for doneness and then drain, and set aside to cool off. Once cooled, peel potatoes and mash.
  3. Meanwhile, the potatoes are cooking or cooling off, shred your carrots and add them to a large mixing bowl to season with cumin, onion powder, pepper, and salt.
  4. Turn a large pan on medium heat. Once hot, add oil and diced onions. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds or so.
  5. Next, add shredded carrots and pan-fry for about 3 minutes and then add vegan chorizo to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  6. Next, add water and potato puree. Mix everything together and turn the heat off after about 3 minutes.
  7. Turn a griddle on medium-high heat to heat up your tortillas. Heat up for about 30 seconds on each side.
  8. Place tortilla on a cutting board and add 1 spoonful of carrot-potato filling and roll up to form a flauta or taquito.
  9. Repeat step 8 until all flautas have been made. Brush lightly with oil and place in air fryer at 390 F for 7-10 minutes until golden crispy.
  10. Serve with shredded cabbage, salsa, avocado, cheese, and diced tomatoes.

  • Category: mains
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: potato flautas, potato taquitos, vegan taquitos, vegan flautas

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