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Anyone know how to Wrap and Wrap?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
I just love those wrap sandwiches that they serve in a lot of places. They are wrapped with the large tortillas and have stuff inside.

So today, I bought some of the sundried tomato tortilla's, some roasted turkey breast, tomatoes, and cheese and was planning to make myself a yummy wrap sandwich. I put all the stuff on the tortilla and then proceeded to try and wrap it. But since I don't know exactly how to do it......my sandwich totally fell apart! I still ate it and it was good.....but I had to eat it really fast before all the stuff fell out.

Anyone know how to wrap these things?
post #2 of 23
I have the same problem. A friend told me if I steamed it with some water in the microwave just a little, it would be more pliable. I haven't tried it yet.
post #3 of 23
Fold the bottom first a bit, and then wrap? That way nothing can slip out?
post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
Fold the bottom first a bit, and then wrap? That way nothing can slip out?
I did that......but the tortilla split in the middle when I tried to wrap it. There has to be a trick to it.
post #5 of 23
Maybe don't put so much stuff in there?

Did you try the steaming trick that was suggested?
post #6 of 23
I wrap them the way Ariana said, it seems to work for me but when they are crisp they are much harder to wrap.
post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 
These are the really soft tortillas....not stiff at all. No I haven't tried the steaming thing.....I'm too full now to try and eat another one.

You're probably right.....I probably put too much stuff in there.
post #8 of 23
Man now I want one! You could try to make me one, if you'd like?
post #9 of 23
If you have a gas burner, turn your burner on as low as it will go. Take three tortillas, stacked on top of each other, put them over the burner (just lay them down on it) After a few seconds, flip the stack, then start pulling apart the stack so each tortilla has heat. Once they are heated through, they are more pliable and won't break or split.

If you have electric, they will burn so instead, take several wet paper towels, wring them out, put the stack on on layer of wet paper towels and cover the top of the stack with another layer of wet paper towels. Nuke in the microwave about 45 seconds
post #10 of 23
Mom, some times you make some interesting posts.....
post #11 of 23
When I nuke tortillas they get tough. I use Hissy's gas burner method. Becky
post #12 of 23
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post #13 of 23
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post #14 of 23
Have you had any luck wrapping your wraps yet? I work in a place that has wraps, and here are a few hints:

1. Don't put too much stuff in them. It may look like you're being cheap, but you aren't. And you can always make yourself another one.

2. Put the sauce on either first before the veggies (preferably) or before your meat.

3. If possible, leave the meat sliced (don't cut it up in smaller pieces). It helps hold everything in.

4. Put all your stuff btwn a third and half way up the wrap. You won't be able to wrap it otherwise.

5. To wrap it, fold the bottom up, then each side fold in, while holding onto the bottom, then kind of wrap it tightly.

A lot of tortilla packages have instructions on the back on how to fold them too, if you can follow them.

Hope this helps your next wrap!
post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 
Wow....thanks for all the great tips! I'll try to make another one tomorrow and we'll see how it goes.

I guess it's one of those things that take practice to get it just right.
post #16 of 23
First of all, you ARE using flour tortillas, rather than corn - right?

Hissy's right, flour tortillas have to be warmed, to make them pliable. I have a griddle, that fits over two stove burners and use that to warm mine. Pottery tortilla warmers are available, too. Stack the tortillas in the warmer and place in the oven, for about five minutes, at 350 degrees. A damp paper towel, in the warmer helps, too.
post #17 of 23
My solution - I don't wrap!

I spread the tortilla with a hummus (prefer the sun-dried tomato one), add sauteed beef slices, fried onion, fried mushrooms, any leftovers from the fridge such as cooked broccoli, then sprinkle on grated mozzarella cheese, some fresh grated parmesan cheese, pop them under the broiler for a couple minutes or until the cheese melts and gets slightly brown and then take a knife and fork and dig in!

My husband loves these anytime. I suppose you could also use chicken, but we prefer beef.
post #18 of 23
i am an expert wrapper hehe, i worked at taco bell through college. At the store we threw them in the steamer to make them soft, at home we throw them in the microwave for like 15-20 secnds. Then put all your stuff in a big pile in the middle and fold the tortilla in half (or just fold it over).. then you firmly slide the upper fold back and in the process you make the ingredients spread out properly. then you flip up the bottom and roll the wrap over and presto. OK this is hard to explain and i don't think i made sense, but I tried!

and here's another way to wrap.. put all the stuff in the middle, fold up the bottom, pull ingredients down, fold in sides, roll up.. that's to have no open end..
post #19 of 23
When's dinner?!? Sheesh! this sounds really good and it's only 9 a.m.

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post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by 22angel
Have you had any luck wrapping your wraps yet? I work in a place that has wraps, and here are a few hints:

1. Don't put too much stuff in them. It may look like you're being cheap, but you aren't. And you can always make yourself another one.

2. Put the sauce on either first before the veggies (preferably) or before your meat.

3. If possible, leave the meat sliced (don't cut it up in smaller pieces). It helps hold everything in.

4. Put all your stuff btwn a third and half way up the wrap. You won't be able to wrap it otherwise.

5. To wrap it, fold the bottom up, then each side fold in, while holding onto the bottom, then kind of wrap it tightly.

A lot of tortilla packages have instructions on the back on how to fold them too, if you can follow them.

Hope this helps your next wrap!
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post #21 of 23
Thanks Sam!! That's so cute!

I made a mistake on the last tip, about wrapping it....if you put the sides in first, then the bottom it works better. I had to teach a new girl, so now I remember. Usually it's just automatic and I forget sometimes how it's supposed to go. Hope it all turns out ok and your supper is good!
post #22 of 23
How funny you should mention this!

My husband owns a Great Wraps restaurant! All sorts of wraps including Gyros, Falafels, etc.

If you know how to wrap a burrito, you know how to wrap a wrap!

Fold the ends in first then wrap lengthways, and that's a wrap!
post #23 of 23
Y'all are getting me hungry!
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