March 29, 2013

#FollowFriday - Udi's Gluten Free Tortillas

This week's #FollowFriday is an old favorite, Udi's Gluten Free

Udi's has come a long way since they first introduced gluten free bread to their product offerings in 2008.  The little line of gluten free granola and breads soon expanded to cinnamon rolls, muffins, hamburger and hot dog buns, pizza crusts, bagels, muffin tops, ancient grain breads, cookies, brownies, baguettes, dinner rolls, frozen pizza, and granola bars. Phew...not bad for just a few years. They've grown 1500% and are one of the leading manufacturers in gluten free foods on the market.

One of their newest products is a tortilla shell. It comes in two sizes, small and large, and is a great alternative for flour tortillas used for wraps and Mexican dishes. I'm all about delicious Mexican food and haven't had a burrito in years, so I tried my hand at rolling one up.

The verdict, a bit crumbly. Granted, I microwaved the shell and then added my fillings. Perhaps if I toasted the shell in a skillet it would not have crumbled. 

My next tortilla attempt was my all time favorite go-to dish, quesadillas. I make these all the time with corn tortillas, but when given the chance to use a giant shell, why not make a crazy-big pocket of cheese and veggies? 

Turns out they make great quesadillas. Heating them in a skillet is the way to go. A crisp, toasty shell is the result. Everything held together nicely. My only helpful hint is to add about a teaspoon of oil to the pan before heating. I never use oil when making corn quesadillas, but since Udi's tortillas are more like a thin flatbread, I would suggest lightly greasing the pan. As you can see mine turned out darkened.

The taste? Pretty good. They are a thicker than other gluten free tortillas on the market. They reminded me more of a flatbread consistency than a tortilla. They are "bready" so if you miss that in a tortilla, you will enjoy these.

You can find Udi's Gluten Free tortillas in stores and soon they will be available to purchase online

Udi's Gluten Free is all over the internet! Find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+. You can also join their community forum and sign up for their newsletter.

*Disclosure: Udi's Gluten Free  provided me with samples of their product to review for my site. All opinions are entirely my own.

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