As seen on: Giada's Holiday Handbook, Season 2, Episode 4. Christmas Sing-A-Long.
Add enough oil to a heavy bottom straight sided pan to come 2 inches up the sides. Place over medium heat and warm to 350 degrees on a deep fry thermometer.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together the chicken, cheese, cumin and salsa. Spoon about a 1/4 cup of the mixture into the center of each tortilla. Roll the tortillas tightly around the filling and secure with a toothpick. Working in batches of 2 or 3 at a time place the flautas in the hot oil and fry, flipping as needed to brown evenly, until crispy and golden brown, about 3 minutes. Using tongs, remove the taquitos to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Continue with the remaining taquitos. Serve along side salsa and sour cream for dipping if desired.