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#1 Wineandchocolate

Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

We often have pitas, burritos, wraps, fajitas, etc. and find ourselves with leftovers of the 'bread' part (ie. the wraps).  Invariably they go stale within a day or two and we end up giving them to the dog (after soaking them in water to make them soft).  Obviously this is a bit wasteful but I don't know what else to do with them.  Any suggestions please?

Thanks!

#2 Tooties

Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

Toast them in the oven and eat them with dip

#3 Lyra

Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

I don't know if this works but someone here once mentioned toasting them and using them like corn chips for dip

#4 kiwimum2b

Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

I make 'chips'..
cut into triangles and bake in the oven..dip and enjoy :-)

#5 klr70

Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

Cut into small squares or triangles, spread out on a baking tray, spray lightly with oil spray, sprinkle with salt & pepper, then toast in the oven (or BBQ with roasting hood) until crispy. Makes great "crackers" for having with dips & they seem to keep forever (in an airtight container)!  biggrin.gif

#6 MangoTango

Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

I usually make quesadillas... Sandwich 2 wraps with a yummy, gooey, cheesy filling and serve with guacamole, sour cream, salsa etc.

Edited by MangoTango, 24 February 2013 - 03:03 PM.


#7 HRH Countrymel

Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:04 PM

Tear or cut into pieces, lightly mist with oil or brush with beaten egg white and sprinkle with cummin seeds (or sesame, poppy etc. etc) and crisp in a low oven.

Especially delicious with hommus and eggplant dips

#8 Blueberrymummy

Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

Freeze them and then as others have suggested, cut them into small bits and cover them with olive oil, salt and pepper and toast for a few minutes. It goes great with many dips, especially hommus. Also if you like a type of mixed spice called zaatar it goes really great on toasted bread for dips.

#9 PatG

Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

Make wraps with cold meat and salads before they go stale - if you seal them up they usually last quite a few days without going stale.  Then, if they are still around to go stale do as PPs have suggested and do toasted wraps (sandwich press) or grill and eat with dip.

#10 WhatWouldBuffyDo

Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

Make lasagne and use them instead of pasta. It just has to sit for an hour or so before eating or its a bit runny. Soo yum! We never use pasta sheets anymore.

#11 Sui-yat

Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

I always freeze my leftovers wraps and pull them out next time we are having burritos. They probably don't taste quite as nice as using fresh wraps but are still fine.

ETA: I don't freeze them when they are stale. I freeze them on the night we ate the burritos.

Edited by Jayne174, 24 February 2013 - 03:38 PM.


#12 kpingitquiet

Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

Tortilla soup for the tortillas original.gif

http://www.mexicanrecipe4living.com/articl...tilla-soup.html

#13 meljoy

Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

Brush tortilla with melted butter then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar ( make a mix using 1/2tsp cinnamon to 1.5tblsp sugar). Cook in oven 210C approx 5 mins until golden.

#14 elizabethany

Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

Freeze them, the defrost quite well.

I have also been known to put them into a ziplock bag with the freshness packet, and they keep quite well like that.

#15 kpingitquiet

Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

I also do breakfast or lunch quesadillas for kiddo and myself. One tortilla, folded over with cheese and chicken and/or veggies inside. Under the grill, flipping once, til toasty on both sides. Cut and serve with fruit or salad.

#16 AnotherFeral

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:30 PM

If you want tortilla chips and have a sandwich press, they're easier to toast that way. Toast whole and cut afterwards.

I usually freeze them though, still in the packet which I put in a large snap lock bag. That way the snap lock bag stays clean for reuse - there's even one in the drawer that I labelled 'keep for tortillas'. I buy the large packs and just pull out as many as needed (e.g. sometimes it's just 2 to make one of the kids a quesadilla for lunch - we call them 'tortilla squishies').

#17 Maple Leaf

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:34 AM

QUOTE (kiwimum2b @ 24/02/2013, 02:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I make 'chips'..
cut into triangles and bake in the oven..dip and enjoy :-)



I do this as well. original.gif


#18 cward

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:46 AM

QUOTE
Brush tortilla with melted butter then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar ( make a mix using 1/2tsp cinnamon to 1.5tblsp sugar). Cook in oven 210C approx 5 mins until golden.
  I was coming in to say this as well.





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