A tortilla is a thin piece of unleavened flat bread that is one of the basic staples of Mexican cuisine. They can be used to make mexican dishes like chalupas, enchiladas, tacos, sandwich wraps or taquitos. Tortillas are available in many different varieties, sizes and flavors. The two main types of tortillas are made from either corn or flour. Soft Tacos Tortillas are often used as the shell for tacos, making the shell soft and eliminating the crunch that comes with a hard shell. Taco meat, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and other ingredients can be added to create the perfect taco. Enchiladas Enchiladas originated in Mexico, and are rolled Tortillas New York City that have a filling inside. A variety of fillings can be used to make enchiladas. Some of the most common fillings include beef, chicken, cheese, beans or seafood. The enchilada is then topped with a chile sauce. Chalupas are created by pressing the dough into a concave mold and deep frying them to create a boat like chip. The center of the chip can be filled with a variety of ingredients such meat, cheese, guacamole, salsa, onion, pepper or any ingredient that is preferred. Chalupas are often used as appetizers for parties and other celebrations. Taquitos A taquito consists of a tortilla shell that is filled and rolled up. The shell and filling are then fried in a deep fryer until they are crisp. Taquitos are usually made with corn Tortillas New York City. The filling can consist of various meats, cheeses and other ingredients. Sandwich Wraps Tortillas are commonly used as a tasty way to make a sandwich. They can be purchased in many flavors like tomato or spinach which help add flavor. People use wraps for breakfast by filling the tortilla with eggs, bacon, sausage or cheese. Adding ham, chicken, turkey, lettuce, tomato and a sandwich spread is a way to make a quick and easy lunch wrap. They are also used as a way to eliminate some of the calories from eating a sandwich that consists of two slices of bread. Although they are commonly known as a type of Mexican food, tortillas are a versatile ingredient that can be used to enhance any type of cuisine. The things that can be made with them are only limited by the confines of the imagination.