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Andalusian Fried Flamenquines Cordobeses

Andalucia has a wide variety of recipes, so you could make a recipe book of over a thousand pages and it still wouldn’t be enough to cover them all. 

Anyway, here we like to do everything we can to show you the best recipes from the south of Spain.

One of them is the recipe to make flamenquines cordobeses, which is basically a type of fried pork roll, and if you have never tried them, then let me tell you that you are missing out.

Andalusian Fried Flamenquines Cordobeses

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In this article, we will show you how you can make flamenquines from Cordoba, and I will also tell you some information about its history and the different ways in which you can modify this recipe to suit your tastes and needs.

Background of the Dish

fried pork roll

If there is one certain thing, it is that this dish was created by the people of Cordoba several centuries ago, however, there is no specific or approximate date.

It is also not known for sure what the name flamenquin is due to, it is believed that it may be because of the flamenco animal since it could look like one of its legs, or that it may be because of the uniform of the flamenco soldiers at the time of King Carlos I.

What is known is that the people of Cordoba managed to make a delicious dish and that even today it is loved by Spaniards from all over the country. 

The flamenquin serves both as a snack or as a main dish, so you can eat it in any way.

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Things You’ll Need for Flamenquines Cordobeses

To make the flamenquines cordobeses you need a few ingredients, but all of them are pretty easy to find. 

Some pork, flour, eggs, ham, and oil for frying are the main ingredients, but as you will see later, you can make a lot of replacements.

Feel free to try other amazing Andalusian recipes such as tortilla de patatas or Spanish deviled eggs. They are easy to make and they are the perfect summer lunch.

Flamenquín

Ingredients

  • 8 pork loin steaks (not too thick)
  • 8 slices of Serrano ham.
  • Gouda or mozzarella cheese (optional)
  • Olive or sunflower oil (enough to fry)
  • To coat:
  • 2 cups (240g) Flour
  • 3 cups (350g) Bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs

How to Make Flamenquines Cordobeses – Step by Step Guide

spanish fried pork roll
  1. The first step in this Spanish rolls recipe is to spread the pork loin fillets out on a board and hit them with a kitchen hammer, mallet, or something similar to soften them and make them flat and stretched.
  1. Then cover each fillet with a slice of Serrano ham (or half, depending on how big they are, although it’s okay if you have to double it). Also, put cheese if you want to.
  1. After that, roll the loins with their fillings inside so they are tight and make sure that they do not fall apart.
  1. Put the flour on one plate, the beaten eggs on another, and the breadcrumbs on another.
  1. Up next go passing the flamenquines through each plate coating them everywhere, including the sides. The order should be flour plate, egg plate, and bread crumbs plate for the end, but you can switch things up. Some people like to pass them in the egg first to have a thicker crust, so you can go for it too.  
  1. Now it’s time to fry them. Heat abundant oil in a frying pan but without reaching the point of smoking. Introduce several flamenquines simultaneously but not on top of each other and cook them for around 3 minutes. See if they are golden on the bottom and when they are, turn them over and cook them for 2 or 3 minutes on that side.
  1. As the flamenquines are ready, reserve them on a plate covered with kitchen paper to catch the excess oil, as you continue with the rest of the batches.
  1. With that cooking time, they should be ready, but just in case you can check with a thermometer to see if they are cooked all the way through (or cut one in half). The inside temperature should be 145°C, if it needs more time then take them to the oven at medium heat for 7 minutes.
  1. Serve your fried pork roll warm. 

Substitution of Ingredients

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If you are making the pork roulade, a good thing is that you can make as many replacements as you want. 

You can switch the pork for any other type of meat (chicken breast, hake, boneless steak, etc.).

As you can see in other pork roulade recipes, it usually doesn’t call for cheese, so you can remove it if you want to. 

You can use other types of cheese such as cheddar, and goat cheese. Make sure that they have enough consistency, or they will melt out of the flamenquines cordobeses. 

Tips on Serving Flamenquines Cordobeses

cordobeses

The fried pork and cheese roll stands out as a popular Spanish tapas recipe because it can be served as the main dish. However, if you want to, you can serve them as an entree. 

The flamenquines cordobeses go really well with tomato sauce, sour cream, onion, cheddar cheese sauce, or aioli. You can also serve them with a Pipirrana salad, or some french fries. 

If you want to make a full southern Spain lunch, then I encourage you to serve them with Boquerones en vinagre, Cazon en Adobo, and even Albondigas

This is a great idea especially for parties because then you won’t have to clean many dishes. 

How to Store Flamenquines Cordobeses

How to Store Flamenquines Cordobeses

The best part about this pork roulade recipe is that you can store them for a couple of days or freeze them and enjoy them later. 

In both cases, let them reach room temperature and place them in a covered container.

Then take them to the fridge where they can last up to 5 days. You can also freeze them for up to 30 days. 

To thaw them just take them to the fridge the day before and that’s it. 

Recipe Card: Flamenquines Cordobeses

Yield: 4

Flamenquines Cordobeses

spanish rolls

Andalucia has a wide variety of recipes, so you could make a recipe book of over a thousand pages and it still wouldn't be enough to cover them all.

Anyway, here we like to do everything we can to show you the best recipes from the south of Spain.

One of them is the recipe to make flamenquines from Córdoba, which is basically a type of fried pork roll, and if you have never tried them, then let me tell you that you are missing out.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 pork loin steaks (not too thick)
  • 8 slices of Serrano ham.
  • Gouda or mozzarella cheese (optional)
  • Olive or sunflower oil (enough to fry)
  • To coat:
  • 2 cups (240g) Flour
  • 3 cups (350g) Bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Spread the pork loin fillets out on a board and hit them with a kitchen hammer, mallet or something similar to soften them and make them flat and stretched.
  2. Cover each fillet with a slice of Serrano ham (or half, depending on how big they are, although it's okay if you have to double it). Also, put cheese if you want to.
  3. Roll the loins with their fillings inside so that they are tight and make sure that they do not fall apart at any time.
  4. Put the flour on one plate, the beaten eggs on another, and the breadcrumbs on another.
  5. Now go passing each flamenquín through each plate coating them everywhere, including the sides. The order should be flour plate, egg plate, and bread crumbs plate for the end, but you can switch things up. Some people like to use egg first to have a thicker crust, so you can go for it too.  
  6. Now it's time to fry them. Heat abundant oil in a frying pan but without reaching the point of smoking. Introduce several flamenquines simultaneously but not on top of each other and cook them for around 3 minutes. See if they are golden on the bottom and when they are, turn them over and cook them for 2 or 3 minutes on that side.
  7. As the flamenquines are ready, reserve them on a plate covered with kitchen paper to catch the excess oil, as you continue with the rest of the batches.
  8. With that time they should be ready, but just in case you can check with a thermometer to see if they are cooked all the way through (or cut one in half). The inside temperature should be 145°C, if it needs more time then take them to the oven at medium heat for 7 minutes.
  9. Serve them warm.

Notes

Even though this is a Spanish fried pork recipe, you can choose other cooking methods in case you don't want to fry them.

You can cook them in the oven for 30 minutes, though they won't have such a golden and thick crust.

You can use some cooking spray before cooking them in the oven or air fryer to reach a more similar golden color, but it still won't be the same as with the oil.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 578.77Total Fat 28.03gSaturated Fat 9.59gCholesterol 220.36mgSodium 980.95mgFiber 2.31gSugar 2.8gProtein 54.34g

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