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Dec 14, 2012 07:03 AM

Wraaaaap, wrap, wrap, they call him the wrapper

I generally despise wraps. To my mind, they're a cross between a burrito and a sandwich that is inferior to both. There is one exception, however--the sausage wrap. I make mine with grilled Johnsonville hot links, fresh flour tortillas, my homemade BBQ sauce, and pickled jalapenos. This is the only wrap I'll eat.

Do you have a favorite wrap?

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    1. I am the worst wrapper in all forms - sandwich wrap, tacos, fajitas, burritos, enchiladas...chronic overstuffer.

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      1. re: fldhkybnva

        Same here! Things fall/ooze out everytime. When I stand in the line at Moe's or Chipotle or any such establishment, I'm always like "Geez they're a little skimpy with the (cheese, olives, whatever)". But then I realize they know what they're doing better than I do.... haha

        1. re: fldhkybnva

          Add me to that list. I'm also a chronic over stuffer. Just last night...with steak fajitas.

          1. re: al b. darned

            A few days ago someone mentioned chicken cordon bleu and since then I haven't been able to get it out of my head. Of all the techniques, I chose the roll up the chicken breast and make a meat purse technique...why oh why what was I thinking? It was quite the adventure and my chicken roll ups went into the oven skewered with literally 25 toothpicks each. Fortunately, no one else was around to witness me painstakingly roll and unroll the chicken breast to try to squeeze in the fillings which clearly were too big for the space they were being shoved into. However, it all worked out great. They cooked very quickly with minimal ooze and after a quick 5 minute rest, I meticulously hunted for toothpicks and plated my 1st chicken cordon bleu which IMO was not only presentable but also delicious. My SO has already requested that it be added as one of our weekly staples...he clearly does not know that wrapped foods and I have a long history together.

        2. If you're willing to count fresh spring rolls, wrap away! I can eat them for days and never tire. Super easy to make, love the crispy crunch and the endless possibilities. I've even made them in a hotel room.

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          1. re: HillJ

            OMG- you're so right about that. I love them so much I never thought of them as a wrap before.

            1. re: HillJ

              I'm thinking of wraps made with tortillas. Any old tortilla will do.

            2. I hate them too, but I think I might be able to get into yours, especially if it had fresh-roasted green chiles instead of the pickled jalapenos. A fresh homemade flour tortilla would be a big step in the right direction.

              1. I also generally avoid wraps for the same reasons you do. And I feel exactly the same about the crossing a burrito and a sandwich. But you have me interested. Is your BBQ sauce like mine and changes with the tides or do you have a recipe? Can I have it if you do? And 'fresh' tortillas? Please say you make them or buy them fresh. I sure miss those from my childhood. My best friends Mexican grandma made them EARLY EARLYevery day and we ate them all day long as snacks as a child. If you make them and that is why you said fresh, please post recipe and instructions. I would love the help.

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                1. re: suzigirl

                  My BBQ sauce recipe dates to the 1930s, and is a modified version of the sauce made at a Texas restaurant called Underwood's. It contains ketchup, Coke, onion, brown sugar, chili powder, salt, black pepper and white vinegar. All ingredients are combined and cooked--uncovered--at a low simmer for 20 minutes. It is a marvelous sauce.

                  I buy freshly made tortillas from a local resto called Rosa's. They are $2.70 per dozen and are terrific. I'm lucky that this place exists.

                  1. re: Perilagu Khan

                    Color me jealous. I would love to get my teeth into those tortillas. Thank god they aren't around here or I would snuffle them up with everything.