The Egyptian greengrocer had avocados this week, and nice ones they were indeed, after a few days of ripening in the kitchen. I had great plans for them. Maybe Finnish avocado lime pasta? But I got home late, after enjoying post-work drinks (and too many crisps….) with a friend, so ambitions were lowered and we improvised with what we had. Very tasty it was as well.
Wraps with mashed potato, avocado, spinach and bacon
2 wheat tortillas
4 generous tablespooons of leftover mashed potatoes
2 slices of cooked bacon (optional)
3-4 handfuls of fresh spinach, washed
half an avocado, sliced
A squiggle of garlic salad dressing
Fry the bacon, if using, and drain on paper towels. Drain the fat from the frying pan (a milk carton will do, for later disposal) and sauté the fresh spinach in the same pan until it wilts. Drain if needed, then remove from pan and set aside. Heat the mashed potato. In a separate dry frying pan, heat the flour tortillas on both sides. Assembly: Divide the mashed potato between the two tortillas. Add the sautéd spinach. Arrange the avocado slices across the centre, and crumble over the cooked bacon. Serve with a little garlic dressing (if you wish), roll it up and enjoy. Serves two.
Note: We had brought bacon from the UK, and had leftover mashed potato with onions and cheese sitting in the fridge, so I used that, but half a tin of drained and crushed cannellini beans with a chopped onion would be lovely as well.
This was fast and tasty, but is hardly food mile neutral. Along with British bacon, Norwegian garlic dressing and imported avocado, the tortillas were at least Italian. Those can be expensive here, but these came from Todis, a discount supermarket that for some reason has decent flour tortillas, not just the thicker piadine that Romans like. They also have excellent Romanian sour cream, not in the dairy section but in the meat section with obscure Romanian sausages.
I am bringing this to Fiesta Friday at The Novice Gardener this week, as an impromptu contribution – like when friends drop by at dinner time, you are having a drink and are getting hungrier but nobody fancies leaving home, and you need to rustle up something from what you have on hand. Unplanned can still be delicious. Happy FF to all!
PS LOVED this article by Jay Rayner in The Guardian this week: In the kitchen, I got the power. When modern life gets out of control, there’s one refuge where I get to play God
20 thoughts on “Wraps with mashed potato, avocado, spinach and bacon”
Great article indeed, thanks!! And your wraps looks delish!! 🙂
Thanks! Your veggie almond spreads look just delicious, perfect for pre-holiday entertaining!
Thank you!! xxx 🙂
Happy FF! 😀
Also to you! Thanks for sharing the fun facts on ginger!
Glad you liked them 🙂
Oh great dish and great article!! Thanks so much for bringing it to the Party! Happy Fiesta Friday! 😀
Thanks! I was admiring your peach cobbler cupcakes this morning, so gorgeous! Thanks also for co-hosting this lovely event.
MMM.. sounds and looks delicious- energizing too!! Yummm 🙂
Thanks! Loved your stuffed mushrooms, those look amazing! I might just make that for starters tonight, we have friends coming over.
Yum, such wonderful flavors all wrapped together! Love it 🙂
Many thanks! Yes, sometimes the fridge lottery provides a better dinner than one that was carefully planned!
This has everything I love in it, it looks really yummy
So glad you liked it!
“You take the chaos of raw ingredients and you bring order.” I like your wraps and the article. Thanks
Thanks! I loved the article.
A great way to make something delicious from leftovers! 🙂 And I love Jay Rayner, I am just reading his book, good article 🙂
Thanks! His book is on my Christmas wishlist.
I hope you get it, brilliant reading 🙂