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Food in a tortilla is just better


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Food in a tortilla is just better

Melanie | | Jan 24, 2009 07:58 PM

I may be alone in this (though I suspect I'm not, since I've read some pretty crazy eating habits from many of you chowhounds!), but, if there are tortillas in the house, I find that they make an excellent beginning to a snack.

I'm not talking about throwing some cheese between a couple of 'em and frying them up. No. I'm talking about throwing anything you find in your fridge/freezer into a tortilla. Miraculously, the end result is always better than the sum of its parts.

Maybe the appeal is that it can be messy. Maybe the appeal is in that you are able to eat the mode of transportation of your food in its entirety (much like sandwiches and pitas) with no need for that pesky fork and knife.

For example, I was lying in bed and decided I needed a snack. There was NOTHING interesting in the fridge, So, I made something interesting...I grabbed a flour tortilla and threw in some chopped onion, tomato, tofu, dijon mustard and a couple of spoon fulls of leftover tortilla soup. It was actually fairly tasty (and randomly healthy, which isn't always the outcome of my midnight snacks), but I think what I liked most about it was the challenge of devouring it , while finding the most tactful way to keep all of the contents from falling out of the other end. It just made it more satisfying somehow!

Another example: My fiance recently bought a container of Ben & Jerry's Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream. That stuff on its own is just too sweet and intense for me (but oh so good). So, I tried slapping a couple of scoops into the infamous tortilla and it was delicious! It made the ice cream more of a sold dessert (which I like) without being too overpowering, as it was buffered by doughy goodness.

Does anyone else do this, or am I alone in my strange tortilla relationship?