Thursday, March 19, 2009

Excellent Wraps

I watched an Indian chef on television the other day making street food from his country. The one aspect of what he made that intrigued me most was this little number-- really just one element of his finished dish.

What he did was take an ordinary, store-bought tortilla, dip it in a beaten egg and sauted it in butter on each side for a minute or two, until golden brown. It ends up being a sort of cross between a crepe, an omelette and a wrap. From that basic step you can add so many flavor demensions and textures to this. It's a great way to use up tortillas on their last day. It is also a great jumping off point for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Saute the torilla up, then try rolling it around the following:

Breakfast- Ham, cheese, mushrooms, onions-- or jam or sugar and lemon for sweet

Lunch/Dinner- Salad and a scattering of cheese, roast turkey breast, tandoori chicken and slices of cucumbers with yogurt sauce, or sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese and allow to melt, roll up and serve with pizza sauce

If you want to add even more layers of flavor, toss some thinly sliced green onion, hot peppers or Parmesan cheese into the egg before soaking the tortillas in it.

This technique turns an ordinary tortilla wrap into something really special, really easily!

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