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Decide how many folds you want: Whether you want 3 or 4 sections will change how you fill the tortilla wrap, you need to know this in advance.
Make the cut: In the center of the tortilla (or nori/damp rice paper sheet), make a cut outwards to the edge of the tortilla.
Add the fillings: Visually divide the surface area into 3 or 4 parts based on the layers you want and place your toppings.If you imagine the wrap to be like a clock-face and have the cut facing down towards 6 pm, then for 4 layers 1-3,3-6,6-9, and 9-12 will be the separate sections (with 1-6, i.e., the half on the right of the cut as your two outer layers). For three parts, then, 6-10, 10-2, and 2-6 will be where the layers are (with 10-6 as the outer layers). Use the images/video as a reference.
Fold it: Start by folding the wrap from the left side of your cut and flip and flip again until you have a completely folded tortilla.
Heat It (OPTIONAL): For a homemade quesadilla style dish, you can not heat your tortilla wrap. Use a sandwich press, grill, or hot skillet and lightly heat for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. You can do this step with or without oil/butter.
To Make Ahead & Store
To make ahead: Prepare your tortilla wrap, skipping step five, and store it in the fridge or freezer (like you would any wrap- in plastic wrap/beeswax wrap) for later. The shelf life will depend on your fillings. This method is similar for crepe wraps too.Nori wraps: Just like sushi, nori wraps are best eaten within 1-2 days- as refrigeration will cause the nori to become softer and lose the crisp texture.Rice paper: These are best enjoyed immediately. Rice paper dries out and becomes rubbery when refrigerated. However, if you tightly wrap it in clingfilm, it may last 1-2 days
Top Tip: Be strategic when placing your fillings! If you plan on making a heated quesadilla-style tortilla hack wrap, then be sure to place the salad ingredients in the center layers with the cheese and proteins on the outside. That way, your veggies will get less heat in the middle (yay for no wilted lettuce!), and the cheese will melt easier.Variations:
For Low-carb wraps: There are several brands that offer low-carb wraps. There are also recipes to create your own. Alternatively, swap out the tortilla for Nori sheets ( seaweed used for sushi) or Rice paper wraps ( like I used for these Mix & Match Rainbow Vegan Rice Paper Rolls)
For Vegan wraps: Use vegan tortillas or either of the low-carb options. You could also make vegan crepes which work wonderfully to create vegan wraps.
For Gluten-free wraps: Make sure to use gluten-free tortillas or either of the low-carb options.
For Dessert Wraps: Use tortillas, rice paper, or even crepes. If using crepes just make sure to make them according to your dietary needs.
Feel free to swap lettuce in any wrap for spinach - that way, even if it gets slightly cooked, spinach works wonderfully hot or cold!
You may be able to heat these up from frozen by using a toaster - just make sure to place the open-top upside so they don't fall out.
Recipe on Alphafoodie: https://www.alphafoodie.com/viral-tortilla-hack/