Friday, July 3, 2009

Creole-Style Potato Wraps



For a few weeks now I have been watching the BSI challenge coming and going feeling a bit too shy/lazy/unequipped to jump in, but when Christo from Chezwhat? chose potatoes for the challenge, I felt like I would be doing my homestate (Idaho) wrong for not joining. Potatoes were a huge part of my diet growing up, and why wouldn't they be? We were surrounded by them, they are cheap, delicious and versatile. I love potatoes!

My food loving hubby and I had a lot of fun thinking this one up. I'm not entirely familiar with Cajun style food, but we do have a bottle of Creole seasoning, so we went with it. My biggest piece of advice for you when you make it, make sure you use the biggest and sturdiest flour tortillas you can get. I made the mistake of using small, lowfat ones, and ended up having to just stack another tortilla on top and making "wedges" instead of wraps. It tasted just as good, but I think it still would have been a bit easier to eat had it been pressed as a wrap. I loved the mildness of the potato with all the bold spicy flavors of the Cajun seasoning and andouille sausage, and the tomatoes and mushrooms added a nice cool balance. This was so much fun to create with my husband and definitely something that we will be making again!

Creole-Style Potato Wraps

Ingredients (for 1)

1/2-1 baked potato, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon creole seasoning
1 tomato, thinly sliced
1/4 cup ground andouille sausage, casing removed (Costco has a great chicken andouille sausage) 1 green onion, sliced
1/4 cup mushrooms sliced
1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 large flour tortilla

Directions

Sprinkle each potato slice with creole seasoning, both sides. Heat large skillet with olive oil and saute potatoes until each side is browned. Set aside. In same skillet, saute sausage, green onion and mushrooms until mushrooms and soft and onions are slightly wilted. Lay tortilla on plate. Arrange potatoes down the center, then lay tomatoes on top.



The top with sausage mixture and cheese.
(Can you see the ridiculousness of my small tortillas? I ended up just spreading the ingredients out, adding more potatoes and tomatoes, and placing another tortilla on top. Luckily the cheese held it all together nicely.)

Fold the outside sides of tortilla into the center and lay gently onto panini press, or pressed into a skillet with a weight on top. Be sure both sides are pressed evenly until tortilla is nice and browned and the cheese is melted. I'm not exactly sure is sour cream is part of Cajun eating, but it would be a delicious way to top these bad boys all the same! Here you go Christo, thanks for choosing such a great ingredient!

20 comments:

Jenn said...

Whoa!!! that wrap is stuffed to the brim. I'd like to have one of those please.

Rachel said...

I've never had anything quite like this, but they look delicious!!!

Katy ~ said...

Look at all that goodness going on there! Wow! YUM!

Coleen's Recipes said...

We love potatoes too! I love your potato wrap idea, how flexible!! I scramble eggs with country fries and put them in a wrap, but your idea really appeals to the non-breakfast use of potato wraps too! Thanks for posting it! Great idea.

finsmom said...

I love the idea of potatoes in here... so yummy and creative!

the ungourmet said...

Wow Teresa, this looks really great! Nice job!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh teressa.. how very creative, I love them. Perfect for BSI!

Chow and Chatter said...

great entry love it

burpandslurp said...

oh oh oh! I'm so excited...I actually have ALL those ingredients! potatoes and andouille is quite a great pair!

Trish said...

Pretty cool. I love new inventions. Yum Yum!!!!and a great way to serve up those healthy Idaho potatoes for sure!

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John said...

I always overstuff everything...ravioli, omlettes, you name it....I think it just means we have generous personalities ;-)

girlichef said...

Wow! Great flavors...I'll take one :D

Marta said...

What a great idea!!! I'm not familiar with traditional creole either, but I am familiar with delicious, and this looks accomplished!

biz319 said...

Hooray for joining BSI! I had such a good time with it, until the last person in December NEVER picked a winner or posted again - so I ressurected it in February with zucchini.

I think it helps think outside your comfort zone too!

Happy 4th!

Reeni♥ said...

What a creative use for potatoes! Tasty and delicious!

Ingrid said...

Love anything potato! Great job!

Happy 4th, Teresa!
~ingrid

Kevin said...

When I saw the picture I was thinking quesadillas. They sounds really tasty!

Karine said...

What an original idea! That looks delicious!

Elizabeth said...

Wow - I would have never thought to put potatoes in a wrap! This looks great!

Sophie said...

What a lovely, easy yet so flavourfull meal!!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,....!!!