By Lori Ross for Cooking Challenge Five – Five meals with Flatbreads from Pam Bray of Charleston, SC.
At a little coffee shop in Old Saybrook, CT, I tasted a delicious egg, pepper, onion, bacon and cheese tortilla wrap that was assembled, folded, then sautéed until the wrap was golden and insides melting. I can still taste that the crispy edges of the tortilla, the soft egg and crunchy bacon. Serves 4.
Four tortillas 12 inches (any flavor you like)
1 tbsp water
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
8 slices of bacon cooked crispy and crumbled
1 pepper diced
1 onion diced
4 slices cheese (any kind you like)
2 tbs butter
Sautee onion and pepper in ½ tablespoon butter. Lay tortillas on flat surface
Preheat oven to 350°
Wrap tortillas tightly in a large sheet of foil and warm in oven 5 to 10 minutes (or microwave each tortilla on plate for 20-30 seconds. Meanwhile, sauté onion and pepper in ½ tablespoon of butter until softened (about 8 minutes). Whisk together eggs, water, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp pepper in a medium bowl. Add egg mixture to onions and peppers in skillet and cook, stirring to scramble, until just cooked through. Remove from heat. Turn off oven.
For each wrap: place a tortilla on a flat surface, spoon one fourth of bacon, one fourth of egg mixture, one slice of cheese in vertical rows across center, leaving room to fold over bottom and sides. Fold bottom of tortilla over most of filling, then fold over sides, overlapping them. Repeat for each tortilla. Melt remaining butter in skillet and sauté the wrapped tortillas on medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side, pressing wrap down on each side with spatula for 30 seconds on each side, cooking until wrap is golden brown. Serve hot with salsa and hot sauce if you wish.
Variations for Lunch:
Tuna Melt: Replace egg, bacon, onions and pepper with warmed tuna (shrimp, crab or chicken salad) topped with a slice of cheese and a few chopped walnuts, then sauté as above.
Ham and Cheese Melt: Replace egg, bacon, onions and pepper with ham (roast beef, turkey, chicken or sausage are good too!) and top with a little mustard, mayo, sliced pickle and cheese and proceed as above.
Veggie Melt: Replace egg, bacon with sautéed onion, pepper, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes or spinach and top with cheese of your choice and proceed with recipe.