Here’s something I’ve wanted to share for a while–the “eggy wrap,” so named by Paul. This is a super simple recipe (really, it’s hardly a recipe) but we make and eat it all the time. It works equally well as a hearty breakfast, a filling lunch or a fast dinner and is infinitely adjustable with the type of tortilla, number of eggs, kind of cheese, etc. You can add vegetables, meats, salsa, marinara, really anything that strikes your fancy. But for our purposes, I’m showing you the basic recipe in this post.
- 1 tortilla (I use Kroger brand whole-wheat, soft taco-sized tortillas)
- 1 oz cheese, any melting variety (my favorites are cheddar, gouda and/or jack), shredded, crumbled or sliced into small pieces
- 1-2 eggs
- cooking spray
- salt and pepper
- hot sauce, optional (I use Frank’s)
- veggies or meats (like spinach, mushrooms, bacon, etc.), chopped and cooked if needed
- Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium heat until hot. Add the tortilla to the dry pan and warm it for 10-20 seconds on each side. Remove to a plate.
- Top the warm tortilla with the cheese (try to arrange it mostly in the center, with a few pieces toward the edge to help hold the wrap together later). Here, I used smoked gouda and some crumbled feta. Drizzle with hot sauce (or any other sauce you like), if using. Top with any added ingredients like sauteed spinach, crumbled bacon, etc. if desired.
- Remove the pan from the heat and spray with cooking spray. Return it to the burner and add eggs. Season and scramble your eggs however you wish (but I recommend keeping them in large pieces if possible). Here’s how I do mine:
- Remove the eggs to the tortilla. Scrape out all the bits of egg from the pan and place it back on the burner. Turn the heat up to medium-high.
- Gather the edge of the tortilla facing you and pull it over the bottom bit of egg. Start to roll the wrap, folding the ends in toward the center as you go.
- Carefully place the wrap in the hot pan seam-side down. Let it cook for a minute or two until the tortilla browns a little. This step helps to seal the wrap and melt the cheese inside. Flip and cook it on the other side just until browned.
- Remove to a plate and enjoy! It will be hot, so you may want to let the wrap rest for a few minutes before diving in. Serve with additional hot sauce if desired.