Beef and chicken are not the only things you can use to stuff flour tortillas. A tortilla is a bread and anything that goes well with bread will taste delicious with tortilla. I bought a bag of flour tortilla a week ago intending to stuff them with chicken a la king. Sadly, the chicken a la king was gone before I could use it as stuffing. The package says the tortillas won’t be any good after tomorrow so I decided to create something that would be as radical a filling as chicken a la king.
The title says I stuffed the tortillas with sardines frittata but that title doesn’t really do justice to the filling. Read on to understand what I mean.
Everything starts with good quality sardines. These are my current favorites. You don’t have to look for that specific brand. However, I strongly recommend sardines in jars which, 99% of the time, are 101% better than their canned counterpart.
Peel three potatoes and slice them thinly. Pour about two tablespoonfuls of the oil from the sardines jar into a frying pan and heat. Arrange the potatoes to cover the entire bottom of the pan. Personally, I like arranging them in overlapping fashion because they look pretty that way.
Top the potatoes with two shallots, thinly sliced, a tablespoonful of finely mined garlic, about a cup of roughly chopped tomatoes and a handful of fresh basil leaves. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
Cover and cook over low heat for about 10 minutes.
Break the sardines into small pieces and scatter over the vegetables.
Top with slices of cheese then pour in 5 beaten eggs.
Cover once more and cook until the eggs are set, about 10 minutes.
Invert the frittata on a plate and allow to cool slightly while you reheat the tortillas.
Slice the frittata and place a slice at the center of a heated tortilla. Wrap and start biting into it.