As you can probably guess the Toastilla is a popular item in our kitchen. It helps us create versatile snacks, meals and desserts for nearly any taste—including the peculiar, unique and diverse that comes with a culinary explorer like my husband or any of our four children. We can pull the Toastilla out for last-minute needs, and when the kiddos are ready for college, guess what will be in their first care-package? While we’ve been using the Toastilla for months now, many newbies to our product are just happy to figure out the fill-limit for their favorite tortilla and to learn that perfect fold.
But, how do you explore, branch out and become a Toastilla Master? First, and foremost, use your Toastilla. But, if you’re new, or looking for a few tips before testing your limits we’d like to provide a few suggestions for your filled toastillas.
“Hello, my name is…” Okay, so you don’t have to name your toaster, but understanding your toaster is important. Most toasters operate at a similar heat, but just because your friend tells you “high-heat” doesn’t mean that your toaster is the same. That might mean a slightly lower heat for your toaster—or higher.
Rule of thumb: Your finished tortilla will be slightly yellowish with brown grill marks across each side. After one or two Toastillas you will probably figure out your tortilla crispiness preference.
You may also want to consider that frozen additions to your Toastilla may require two-high-heat-cycles through your toaster.
Picking the Right Tortilla
The tortilla is everything when it comes to Toastilla. From diameter to thickness and of course, flavor, you want a tortilla that will fold without cracking and is thin or thick enough to suit your preference.
If you are like most people, your eyes are bigger than your tortilla. The bulkier the food, the more difficult to cook. So, whether you are adding meats, fruit, or veggies, cutting your food into thin slices or chopping them finely will be your best bet.
We enjoy mixing veggies, meat and cheese together and remember anytime you add cheese it is going to melt and build a great cohesive mixture inside your Toastilla.
It’s always important to keep your contents inside of the Toastilla, so, using high-viscosity liquids may have some leakage. For example, if you were to add a thin balsamic dressing, and nothing for that balsamic to cling to (diced chicken, rice, veggies) then you might have some leakage.
We do provide instructions for folding which are helpful to ensure you won’t experience tortilla leakage on our website.
Can I prep the outside?
Occasionally, someone will ask, can I toast my Toastilla with butter, oil or anything else on the outside?
This can be a difficult question. We’ve seen Toastillas sprayed with oil and butter from a can that turn out well if they sit for a short period of time to allow absorption into the Toastilla. Some have even sprinkled salt after spraying.
This may provide a bit more flavor. However, you should always take into consideration flammability and the fact that your Toastilla will be near or potentially touching a high heat while cooking.
What can I do when my Toastilla comes out of the toaster?
The first thing to keep in mind is that for most recipes, your Toastilla will be hot. You will want to let your Toastilla sit for a couple minutes before eating.
Once your Toastilla has sat, there are nearly as many options for the outside of the Toastilla as the inside.
With savory Toastillas you can add thick cream sauces, salsa, veggies, fruit and beans. For sweet Toastillas, it is always fun to drizzle warm fudge, caramel, or top with fresh fruit, whipped cream, ice cream, powdered sugar, and cinnamon.
Start using Toastilla today. Get yours at www.toastilla.net/shop-our-store.