It’s a secret that everyone from college students to professional sandwich makers wants to know: exactly how do you fold a wrap? How do you stop the ingredients from spilling out the end, and how do you go about making a wrap so it doesn’t fall apart when you try to eat it?
We’ve got some answers for you. Here’s the conclusive guide on how to fold a wrap, from start to finish!
First, you need your tortilla. If you’re up for a real challenge, you could even make this at home using basic tortilla ingredients and a cast iron tortilla maker! All you need to make a tortilla is flour, vegetable oil and salt. The ingredients should be kneaded together thoroughly, pressed to create the tortillas, and then fried gently in a pan.
The tortilla should be around 10 inches in diameter - it will be difficult to fold if it’s any smaller.
Your tortilla should be soft and able to fold easily. If you’ve just fried it in a pan, it will be at its perfect folding texture. However, if you’ve just taken it out of the fridge or freezer, you might want to heat it in the microwave quickly or dry fry it to make it that little bit easier to fold.
Remember: you need way less of your ingredient mix than you think. Too much in your burrito is a recipe for disaster, so be sure to put your ingredient mix in sparingly!
Spread your ingredients in a small area inside your tortilla. Leave around two thirds of the tortilla free at the top, and place your ingredients after this imaginary line. They should stop at around an inch from the bottom. There should also be an inch free on the left and right sides.
Fold in the inch of space at the sides, so they are almost touching in the middle but not quite - you should still be able to see some of your filling in the middle. Ensure that the sides remain tucked in (keep holding them taut) while you do the next step.
Step Four: fold the bottom up
Keeping the sides tucked in all the time, push up the inch of space at the bottom until it is folded into the tortilla mix. Keeping all sides of the tortilla taut, start to roll.
Roll the tortilla wrap upwards, towards the top of the tortilla. It’s essential to keep everything really tight here, so it all sticks together well.
Once you’ve reached the top, rest it so the ingredients are resting on the open end, and serve up! Well done - you’ve successfully learned how to roll a burrito.
Of course, learning how to fold a burrito is just one part of this dish. You'll need some delicious filling ideas to create the best burrito roll! Don’t worry, we’ve got some fantastic recipes that will leave your mouth watering.
A chicken burrito is a classic staple, and our chicken burrito recipe includes shredded meat, Mexican rice, and a refried beans and cheese filling which keeps all the components together for you - and makes it much easier to eat!
If beef is more your thing, we also have a steak burrito recipe. This delicious meal consists of juicy steak, fragrant rice, and beans cooked in salsa for that extra kick! It’s got the perfect balance of succulent food and substantial ingredients to both make your mouth water and fill you up!
Do you prefer food from the sea? Try our shrimp burrito recipe. This tasty bundle is a maritime take on the classic burrito - our recipe includes guacamole and a delicious chipotle marinade.
If you’re vegetarian or vegan, don’t worry - you can still easily enjoy a delicious burrito wrap. Try any of our recipes with tofu pieces instead of the meat or seafood. It works just as well, although it’s a good idea to leave the tofu to marinate for longer than the recipe suggests. If you have enough time, we recommend leaving it overnight.
If you’re vegan, you will of course want substitutes for cheese and any sour cream that might be used as well. Vegan cheese can be purchased easily from most superstores, and in place of sour cream, you could use vegan mayonnaise.
Here are some important things to remember while you’re creating your homemade wraps!
So there you have it, a simple way to fold a burrito - it’s a form of art, but practice makes perfect!
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