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Flour Tortillas

Janine Jun 29, 2007 09:08 AM

Just wondering what I can do besides make burritos with my tortillas. I went to a party once where they wrapped stuff into the tortilla and then they rolled the it up tight and cut them into pieces for an appetizer. I don't recall what was in them but yummy. Any ideas on this would be good. thx

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  1. sheilal RE: Janine Jun 29, 2007 09:28 AM

    Gosh, there are a lot of things you can do with flour tortillas. Pinwheels can be made with anything. I like turkey or ham smeared with Phillie veggie cream cheese spread. Any variation on this would work. I've seen fruit rollups (acting as the meat) smeared with strawberry neufchatel and rolled in tortilla which was dusted with confect. sugar.

    Wraps are another good use for flour tortillas. Anything can be put in a wrap.
    Scrambled eggs, bacon/sausage & cheese wrapped in a tortilla is a breakfast on the go. Leftovers, turkey & dressing, chicken salad w/cashews & basil, turkey & provolone w/chipotle mayonaise . . . you get the picture. Also, a sopapilla (sp?) is good. Lightly coat with butter, sprinkle with sugar & cinnamon and broil until bubbly (kinda like Mexican cinnamon toast). Or just drizzle with honey.

    Cut into strips, fry & use in place of wontons or top a taco salad with them. Season them with whatever floats your boat and use them instead of croutons in any kind of salad.

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      Val RE: sheilal Jun 30, 2007 06:22 AM

      Yes, sheilal is right--you were eating pinwheels, rolled up and sliced down. There are a ton of variations of them. You could also use the flour tortillas in many Mexican or Tex-mex casseroles; though I prefer corn tortillas for that purpose, I've seen loads of casserole recipes using flour tortillas, (sort of a Mexican lasagne, if you will).

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        wayne keyser RE: sheilal Jun 30, 2007 07:18 PM

        "Mock" Peking Duck: Cooked chicken, scallion, hoisin. Not gourmet, but beats the heck out of another "get in and out of the kitchen in 5 minutes" sandwich.

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        laurendlewis RE: Janine Jun 29, 2007 10:56 AM

        My hubbie loves these thai chicken wraps. (I won't say what food network chef they're from, but her name starts with R and ends with Ray.. don't hate me...)
        Good weeknight dinner meal.

        Thai Chicken Wraps

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          hammerhead RE: Janine Jun 29, 2007 11:02 AM

          Search Guy's Big Bite on the Food Network, he made a tortilla cake on his saturday or sunday show a couple of weeks ago that looked pretty tasty. If I get a chance I'll look for it.

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            Sharuf RE: Janine Jun 30, 2007 05:04 AM

            And make some guacamole to go with either one.

            1. hannaone RE: Janine Jun 30, 2007 08:19 AM

              Any type of luncheon meat with sliced cheese & lettuce
              BLT wraps
              Rice & Kimchi wraps
              Egg & any thing wraps
              Use leftover steak, chicken, pork - shred & wrap with cucumber strips, loose leaf lettuce, & steamed carrot strips.

              1. rcallner RE: Janine Jun 30, 2007 09:00 AM

                I went to the Caribbean for a vacation this spring and since then have constantly jonesed for roti - a wrap with various kinds of curried food inside. It recently occurred to me to make some for myself, so I made a scrumptuous chicken curry using thighs, potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, two portions of a curry brick, broth, lime leaves, plus a particularly nice hot sauce and cooked it down, down, down. Roti are so nice 'cause you can pick them up and walk around with them, but I ate my home version by just placing the curry on a soft flour tortilla - the texture is perfect, spooning a nice portion of curry on top, and folding over two sides, then nuking a minute or two to soften the tortilla further. Ate with knife and fork and dreamt of snorkling.

                1. chef chicklet RE: Janine Jun 30, 2007 10:56 AM

                  I've made what I call a "Mexican Pizza" Crisp the tortilla first in the oven then layer with your topings. Refried beans, salsa, seasoned chicken or beef, lots of cheese, jalapenos. Put it back in the oven to warm and melt, removed and then I top with lettuce, tomatoes and black olives a little more cheese, salsa and sour cream. Slice into 4 pieces! Really a good little starter!

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                    Becca Porter RE: chef chicklet Jun 30, 2007 01:11 PM

                    I highly recommend making these: http://porterhouse.typepad.com/porter... and eating them warm with nothing but butter. OMG, they are incredible!


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                      chowser RE: Becca Porter Jun 30, 2007 04:09 PM

                      Those look so good! What kind of pan did you cook them in?

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                        Becca Porter RE: chowser Jun 30, 2007 08:01 PM

                        My cast iron comal. Tonight I actually made burritos with them. So good!

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                          chowser RE: Becca Porter Jul 1, 2007 07:59 AM

                          Oh...I don't have one but I think it would work on my cast iron fajita pan. I can't wait to try it. Thanks!

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                        chef chicklet RE: Becca Porter Jun 30, 2007 05:55 PM

                        OMG you are killin' me! That looks SO delicious! Creamy beans with tortillas! So hungry right now!

                    2. Emme RE: Janine Jun 30, 2007 02:39 PM

                      I do a Mexican Breakfast Strata.

                      Layer flour tortillas in a greased pan. Toss on some browned (turkey) sausage crumbles and onions, then some cheddar and jack cheese, and chilies. Add another layer of tortillas, a layer of tomato slices, then mix together eggs, milk, cream, salt, pepper, and a little cumin if you like and pour over the strata. Sprinkle on some more cheese adding cotija and/or parmesan. Let soak then bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes til puffy. Serve w/ addiltional salsa and/or sour cream.

                      1. sheilal RE: Janine Jul 2, 2007 07:05 AM

                        I've sometimes used flour tortillas as dumplings in my chicken & dumplings. It lower the fat content considerably. And it's definintely quicker than homemade dumplings.

                        1. Honey Bee RE: Janine Jul 2, 2007 07:17 AM

                          (1) Popular potluck dish in Texas is to make pinwheels with a filling of cream cheese, chopped green chiles, and salsa. (2) A flour totrilla with butter, sugar, and cinnamon is an easy sweet snack (3) Use them in a stacked enchilada casserole (4) Fill them with mixture of your choice, roll, and fry for a chimichanga/taquito hybrid (5) Hubby uses tortillas instead of buns for his hot dogs.

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                            Nancy Berry RE: Janine Jul 2, 2007 07:36 AM

                            There's a great recipe for shrimp and avocado quesadillas here:


                            And try this camping dessert:

                            Mexican S’mores

                            peanut butter
                            chocolate chips
                            miniature marshmallows
                            flour tortilla (small)

                            Spread peanut butter on tortilla, sprinkle with chocolate chips and marshmallows, then roll up the tortilla shell. Wrap in foil and twist foil ends. Cook on grill grate over your fire for about 5 minutes turning once. Unwrap and indulge.

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