How to Make Turkey Wraps

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Turkey wraps give you a delicious variation of your typical turkey sandwich. The versatile meat works well with an assortment of ingredients, so you won't get bored with the taste. Use good techniques and some creativity to make anything from a simple turkey BLT to gourmet combinations.

How to Make Turkey Wraps
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Aside from the turkey, there are no rules about what to put in a turkey wrap. Bacon or pepperoni give it some zing, or add more of your favorite cold cuts and sliced cheese. Include toppings such as greens and tomato; step it up with pickles, cucumbers, sweet peppers and sprouts. Experiment with different ingredients, including condiments -- for example, substituting guacamole for mayonnaise. You'll need large flour tortillas or lettuce leaves to wrap the sandwiches, along with a selection of sandwich spreads and dressings for enhancements.

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You can use leftover turkey sliced thin, broil or bake your turkey and slice it into thin pieces, or use deli-bought sliced turkey. Slice toppings and garnishes thin so they are pliable and don't slide around inside the wrap; less than 1/4-inch thick works best. If you're using tortillas, heat them in the oven or microwave just until they become flexible and warm to the touch.

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Lay the tortilla flat and layer each ingredient in a straight line down the center, one on top of the other. You should have about 1 1/2 inches of space free of ingredients on each end of the line and wide flaps on each side. Layering the ingredients in a stack -- rather than side by side -- is key so you taste every flavor in each bite. If you make rows, you get one flavor at a time as you eat the wrap. Start with your spread, then add the meats and cheese, garnishes, and dressing last.

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There are two ways to fold a turkey wrap; open-ended or closed. If you added a thinner dressing or moist toppings, the closed method helps prevent dripping. Fold each of the shorter tortilla ends up and over the edges of the ingredients, and fold one of the larger flaps over to cover the ingredients completely. Roll the covered ingredients over one more time onto the open flap to form a burrito shape. Cut the wrap in half, if desired. For open-ended wraps, simply fold each large flap inward over the ingredients. Follow the same procedure when using lettuce leaves.

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