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ERIN SULLEY: Easy tortilla tutorial

This tortilla technique is not only easy but will keep your patience intact - promise. – Paul Pickett photo
This tortilla technique is not only easy but will keep your patience intact - promise. – Paul Pickett photo

After all these years of trying to master the art of wrapping a tortilla, I found this amazing technique.

How is it that I’m just being introduced to the easiest way of preparing a tortilla wrap?

Did you know? We must tell all the foodies.

OK, I may be going a little overboard with this, but maybe not. There’s been many times when I let out a few choice colourful words while attempting to wrap a tortilla or flip it in a pan.

Why? Because all of my carefully placed stuffing would either fall out of the tortilla or it would unravel, leaving me to eat the messiest imaginable tortilla. It reminds me of a Meatloaf song, “every now and then I fall apart…” However, given the ingredients were so yummy I would simply give up and eat every messy bite out of spite. Do you feel what I’m laying down here folks? Surely I can’t be the only one?

You can’t go wrong with a breakfast tortilla filled with some of your favourite ingredients.  - Erin Sulley
You can’t go wrong with a breakfast tortilla filled with some of your favourite ingredients. - Erin Sulley

 

“I eat tacos over a tortilla so when the stuff falls out, boom, another taco.” — Unknown

I came across this fantastic idea when looking at recipes online this week. My mind was instantly blown, I watched it at least four times over to make sure it wasn’t a trick. Sure enough, it was the real deal. I was pumped!

I laid out the steps in a photo to help make it easier for you to follow, but here’s the gist.

First, take out your ingredients.

The great thing about tortilla wraps is that you can make them sweet or savory. Need some inspiration? I chose to make a brunch wrap using turkey bacon, scrambled egg, cheddar cheese, sriracha sauce for a little heat and avocado. If you’re looking for sweet, you could try strawberries or raspberries with cream cheese and vanilla or Nutella, banana and nut pieces with a sprinkle of sugar or cinnamon. How about Mexican? You can use a ground meat or refried beans, cheese, salsa, sour cream, onion, mushrooms and peppers.

Have fun with it, the possibilities are endless.

Start with a flat tortilla. You can either prepare it cold, warm it in the microwave, or in a frying pan — it’s completely your personal preference. Place it on a cutting board and take a knife to make one cut from the middle outward, essentially making one slice.

Place your ingredients in the four quarters of the tortilla and get prepared to wrap. If you have more than four ingredients, no sweat, you can easily double up. Take your first quarter and fold it in an upward motion, on top of the second quarter. Take the second quarter and flip it onto the third quarter. Lastly, place the third quarter on top of the fourth quarter and you’re done. You should end up with a thick triangle tortilla wrap.

Here’s your step-by-step instruction on how to shape the perfect tortilla wrap.  - Erin Sulley
Here’s your step-by-step instruction on how to shape the perfect tortilla wrap. - Erin Sulley

 

“I wrote a song for a tortilla. Well, actually, it’s more of a wrap.” — Unknown

This next part is completely up to you. Once the tortilla is fully wrapped, I like to give the tortilla a blast of heat. Not just for the warmth, but to give it a crunchy texture on the outside. Place it back in the frying pan and heat it up on both sides. Take it up when each side has a golden brown colouring.

Yum! This is a worthwhile step, especially if you use cheese as it seals the contents.

Don’t forget your dipping sauce. For this breakfast wrap, I used a mix of sour cream and avocado — absolutely delish.

Give your tortilla a blast of heat by placing it in the frying pan for a few minutes on each side before indulging.  - Erin Sulley
Give your tortilla a blast of heat by placing it in the frying pan for a few minutes on each side before indulging. - Erin Sulley

 

“Everyone loves something, even if it’s only tortillas.” — Chogyam Trungpa

I love making wraps. They’re easy, quick and tasty. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do.

Supposedly, this tortilla wrap hack is a viral TikTok food trend. Who knew? Is it worth all the hype?

Yes, foodie friends, it definitely is and no matter what you decide to put inside it, it’s definitely fit to eat.

Depending on the ingredients you choose to put inside, tortilla wraps are great for any time of the day.   - Erin Sulley
Depending on the ingredients you choose to put inside, tortilla wraps are great for any time of the day. - Erin Sulley

 

Erin Sulley is a self-confessed foodie who lives in Mount Pearl. Instagram: @erinsulley.

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