This TikTok Hack Makes Wraps Easier Than Ever

Where would the foodie world be without TikTok? The social media window into potentially bored, yet inspired cooks gave rise to more food trends in 2020 than we can count from Dalgona coffee to pancake cereal, and from cloud bread to hot chocolate bombs

Welp, here we are, it's 2021, and TikTok is at it again. This time, the hack involves a new way to prepare a wrap sandwich so that it is easier to grill and handle. Literally, take a tortilla, slice it halfway, and add whatever it is you usually add to a sandwich. Then fold into a cone and either munch or grill in a pan or panini maker before serving. The TikTok user, Samira Kazan, told Today that the hack worked with sweet or savory fillings and could be useful in dealing with leftovers, tackling potential food waste as a result. Kazan even returned with a second demonstration that resulted in a mouthwatering Margherita-flavored wrap.

Wraps have been a thing since the 1980s

Wraps have been enjoying their day in the sun baseball manager Bobby Valentine invented them in the 1980s as an emergency response to a broken toaster. Someone had come into his restaurant and ordered a club sandwich but because the toaster wasn't working, he had to think on his feet. "I was cooking and I looked over at the tortillas that were sitting there. I grabbed one and put all the ingredients of a club sandwich into the tortilla. I rolled it up and I melted a little cheese on the top to keep the tortilla from opening up. And I said: 'Tell him, we don't have club sandwiches today but this is a club Mex,'" Valentine told The New York Times in 2012.

The wrap might look healthier than a sandwich, but nutrition experts like those at the Cleveland Clinic say it ain't necessarily so, because a tortilla could pack as much as 300 calories as a starting point. So when the fillings start to pile up, you could be left with a hefty meal with a calorie count you didn't anticipate. At least with this TikTok hack, overstuffing a wrap could be a challenge. Things being the way they are, that could eventually make it on social media too.