October 3, 2011

Sweet Potato, Apple, and Onion Tortilla

Most years I make the same sweet potato side dish for Thanksgiving.  One year, back in college, my sister, The Queen, had this side at her adviser's house for dinner.  She described it to me and I tried to recreate it.

I layer sweet potatoes, apples, onions, dots of butter, and brown sugar in a casserole dish and bake.  Delish!  All these years later I now wonder how close I came to the original dish.  I'll probably never know.

Today's lunch was inspired by this dish.  Bring on fall!  There's sweet potato, honey crisp apple, and onion wrapped by a crispy yet chewy toasted tortilla.  I had to remind myself to SLOW down and savor every bite.  Oink Oink!

Not only does it taste fantastic but it is really simple to make!  You could easily change it up too.  Say, add a small handful of beans or cooked chicken for protein or shredded cheese or maybe some corn.  Really, there are few things that you can't wrap in a tortilla and deem the perfect lunch.

This one is dedicated to The Queen.  She may not like to cook but she has good taste!

Sweet Potato, Apple, and Onion Tortilla

2 burrito size flour tortilla
1 small sweet potato
2 apple cheeks diced (about 1/2 an apple)
1/4 cup yellow onion diced
1 Tsp  butter (optional)

Poke holes in sweet potato.  Roll in paper towel and microwave several minutes until soft when you squeeze it gently.  Let cool until you can handle it without burning your fingers right off.

Once cooled preheat nonstick skillet over medium heat and assemble tortilla.  Slice the sweet potato into 1/2 inch thick slices.  On half the tortilla add sweet potato, apple, and onion.  Add a couple dots of butter if using.  A sprinkle of salt would be nice too (especially if not using butter).  Fold empty tortilla half on top of loaded half.  Carefully place filled tortilla onto skillet.  Repeat with other tortilla.  Flip tortilla after a couple minutes when it is golden brown.  Cook until both sides are brown and apple and onion have started to soften.


  1. It's irrelevant whether you've replicated the original recipe or not. This one is now yours, and it sounds great.

  2. Awe thanks! Lemme know if you try it :)