So when I first started Moe Madness, there was quite the discussion over the “Today’s Special” board which includes two menu items. First the Ranchy Wingy-Thingys. I originally thought were Crunchy, not Ranchy, and I was soon corrected by a reader on Facebook. Under the Wings on the board are what I first thought was something called Flesharitos. Next I was corrected to Fiestaritos, again via Facebook. Finally, one reader emailed me with a screen shot. Such a great group of people helping me with this!
So, apparently it’s Flestaritos and that’s what I’m going to call it going forward. Does this name make sense or was this a misspelling from the animators? I feel like, as usual, I’m spending way too much time thinking about this.
Before I discuss the recipe that I actually made, I would be remiss if I didn’t describe the monstrosity I was planning to make: aka Flesharitos. Basically I had envisioned a burrito that I filled with chicken skin and some other random meat parts discarded from my regular cooking. This was not going to be pleasant and I’m quite relieved that recipe remains unmade. So, given the type of restaurant Uncle Moe’s Family Feedbag is, I decided to make something similar to taquitos (I want some taquitos) since that seems what a Flestaritos might be.
- Flour Tortillas
- Ground Pork
- Tex-Mex Shredded Cheese
- Spices (oregano, ground cumin, pepper flakes, cayenne)
Sauté onions until translucent, then add onions and jalapeno. Combine and cook for a few minutes, then add ground pork. Next add spices and lime juice. Brown pork until all liquid is gone. Transfer to a large bowl and immediately add cheese until well combined, set aside to cool.
Roll out tortillas and add enough of the pork mixture to make a taquito without any meat falling out the side. Set rolled taquitos in a pan and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and deep fry for approximately 1 minute to really get that “good, old-fashioned home cooking, deep-fried to perfection” flavor.
Now I’m not someone who is easily impressed (wow, a blue car!) but I personally think these tasted better than store bought taquitos. They had a bit of a kick thanks to the jalapeno and spice mixture. So in the end I managed to avoid making some type of flesh-burrito hybrid abomination AND I got to eat something that tasted delicious. Everything’s coming up Eats Like A Duck!
Cromulence: 8 Potato Bugs out of 10
Flestaritos Recipe From: Bart Sells His Soul (The Simpsons Season 7 – Episode 4)