Back in my single days, I rarely had bread in the house. I mean I do like bread but regular sliced sandwich bread is just so so and frankly I could never eat the whole loaf by myself before it went bad. And I am not one to freeze bread that was just mediocre to begin with. So mostly I bought French baguettes or fresh sour dough or something from a bakery only when having people over or doing appetizers or bringing home a fabulous piece of cheese and a bottle of wine. Back then I basically shopped when I was ready to eat and KNEW I was going to be home to eat. When you are single it just seems that sometimes a week or two may go by and you never end up eating at home except a quick snack. Or that was how it was for me. So I hated to buy things that spoiled quickly.
Now while I didn't have any bread in the house regularly, I DID always have tortillas. What good Californian doesn't? They seem to last quite a while in the refrigerator and it is just easy to whip up a quesadilla or burrito or something when there isn't much to eat. Now most of you have probably made plenty of quesadillas and burritos with your tortillas but how about wrapping up cold cuts or other sandwich fillings? My favorite choice for this is egg salad.
Egg salad is a childhood comfort food for me. There is nothing like it just the way my mother and grandmother made it on fresh, soft, plain white bread. But when all else fails and you don't have bread, try a tortilla!
Simply hard boil your eggs and make the egg salad as to your preference. I do it simply, as my mom did, with good quality mayonnaise, a little paprika, salt and pepper and occasionally a tiny bit of Dijon.
Using tongs, heat your tortilla over a gas flame moving it around and flipping until it is warm and browned on each side. This is what makes the tortilla really tasty especially if it isn't really fresh.
Place the egg salad on the tortilla and fold like a burrito.
Try it at home sometime. It is really good. Especially if the egg and tortilla are still a bit warm!