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I tried the TikTok tortilla hack and it was great

A cooking newbie tries out the TikTok trend on making tortillas the easier way.

Ardini Insyirah

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Published: 3 February 2021, 1:22 PM

If you’ve spent any time on TikTok recently, you would have seen videos of different people having a go with this mess-free tortilla hack. 

The videos from this #tortillawraps and #tortillahack trend share a new and easier way to prepare tortilla wraps that is also less messy to consume. If you’ve ever tried making tortilla wraps, you would know how messy it could get. 

I couldn’t help but give this hack a try, and here’s my thoughts on it. 

The hack

The video shows a step-by-step tutorial on how to prepare the wrap. 

First, you’d have to make a cut to the center of the tortilla. This is to make wrapping the tortilla easier later on.

 

In this example, she chose to add cheese, salsa, avocado and eggs. PHOTO CREDIT: FEEL GOOD FOODIE ON TIKTOK

 

Next, you’d have to add on fillings of your choice onto each quarter of the tortilla, which usually consist of a sauce, some protein, vegetables and cheese.

Then you’ll have to fold the tortilla into quarters before placing it onto a heated pan to cook it.

 

The tortilla should look like this after wrapping. PHOTO CREDIT: FEEL GOOD FOODIE ON TIKTOK

 

After toasting, you can enjoy the tortilla mess-free… Or at least a little less messy.

If you have a sweet tooth, you can easily swap the ingredients to create a dessert wrap.

The verdict

The wrap was relatively easy to make, especially for someone who barely cooks.

Following the steps from the video, I cut the tortilla and prepared the rest of my fillings. For sauce, I went with mayonnaise. And for some protein, I picked some beef pepperonis. Not forgetting to include  greens, I added in some lettuce.

Then the most important ingredient of all, CHEESE! And plenty of it.

 

My choice of fillings for the tortilla wrap. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/ARDINI INSYIRAH

 

The only tough part was trying to flip the tortilla on the pan. However, this was probably not a common issue and was just my struggle, considering how I’m a newbie cook. 

It was definitely not as messy to eat compared to regular wraps thanks to the bottom side of the wrap being covered. So when you bite into it, the other ingredients don’t fall off the way they usually would when you eat a taco or wrap.

 

I was quite pleased with my final product. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/ARDINI INSYIRAH

 

Taste-wise, I liked it. I mean I had complete control over what went into it so I obviously only added ingredients I was familiar with. In terms of preparation, it’s a pretty foolproof hack even for a newbie.

So if you ask me, this hack is definitely worth a try.  As a fan of KFC’s Cheesy Meltz, I’m going to try to recreate that using this hack next!


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