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Origami Burritos

Burritos, but not in the stupid cylinder shape
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Burritos are boring as hell. Sure they are yummy with all the delicious beans and rice and meat, but jeezus kreist are they boring.

I propose a new burrito called the Origami Burrito, or Burrogami. Instead of just rolling the burrito up into a frigging tube shape, why not fold the tortilla into something interesting and beautiful, like a swan, or a frog, or a bloodied scimitar? The innards would have to be spread out a little flatter than a normal burrito, but the new enchanting figures would more than make up for the decrease in innard-density. It's more than just a marketting gimmick, it's an art form.

DeathNinja, Aug 13 2003

Take one ginormous square burrito...... http://www.enchante...gami/fortuneteller/
[squeak, Oct 05 2004]

serve them up in pretty litter. http://www.halfbake...dea/pretty_20litter
[po, Oct 05 2004]

related only in name http://www.origamiboulder.com/
read through the letters and FAQ. [ato_de, Oct 05 2004]

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       <delivers to [DeathNinja] an elegantly fried-and-folded fugu, puffered-up with... I'm not saying; but delivered with rubber gloves and a deep bow>
lurch, Aug 13 2003
  

       This could be great street food exhibition. A crowd gathering around the tortilla folding artist as he folds the fillings into whimsical shapes. Since the fillings are thin, this could also be a fried wonton. If you deep-fry a big Origami Burrito it would be a Humongorigamichimichanga.
wombat, Aug 14 2003
  

       one problem. How many people actually have the skill do create a "Burrogami".
Keleigh, Aug 14 2003
  

       Folding a perfect regular burrito is difficult for me. Sushi making, balloon animal twisting, Benihana knife juggling, pizza dough twirling, and noodle stretching all make for great exhibition.
wombat, Aug 14 2003
  

       My son treated us to a dinner of origami gyoza ("potstickers" to some). He was pretty talented; but just about anyone should be able to produce something more visually interesting than the standard burrito. Experiment! Sure, it might look ridiculous. That's fun, too.
lurch, Aug 14 2003
  

       Standard burritos are a little too bendy and squishy-filling stuffed to allow for any sort of frog or swan origami. Maybe a fried torilla by itself, but as soon as it's got to be stuffed with beans and beef or chicken... TIMMMMBERRRRR!!!!
Cedar Park, Aug 14 2003
  

       I know loads of origami, and it would be impossible to do any of it with a burrito, even the really simple stuff.
sild, Aug 14 2003
  

       You could also make a cone by folding the burrito (like a filter paper) and then pile it up with innards and scoff, in a UK chip shop sty-lee.   

       Or get a massive one and twist into a rose/flower of your choice shape and fill the top with innards (I do like that word [DN]). Anything that involves too much folding will probably not work too well, but keep it simple and include a deep pocket for innards (there it is again) somewhere in the design and you've got my vote.
squeak, Aug 14 2003
  

       Follow the instructions on the (link), turn it upside down and then fill the four pockets with different kinds of innards.
squeak, Aug 14 2003
  

       [sild] I do origami also, and your right. if you tried to get neat, sharp creases in a tortilla it would surly break apart.   

       and might not hold it's shape during cooking. unless it was frozen before cooking.
-wess, Aug 14 2003
  

       // surly break apart // grr, dam' thing anyway
Surely you've seen taco salad bowls?
lurch, Aug 14 2003
  

       what about one baked a little crunchy? an ice cream cone burrito then the juice won't go out the bottom.
crispee, Aug 14 2003
  

       [lurch] surely yes, but a taco salad bowl is not so much folded before cooking as it is molded while being cooked. Also, it's curvy bowl shape does not realy have any sharp creases.
-wess, Aug 18 2003
  

       I would like mine in the shape of a hippo. +
k_sra, Aug 18 2003
  

       [shift} Yes, napkin folding is quite nice (I can do the "bird of paradise" and a nice stand-up fan) But a Cloth napkin, even starched, is a bit more flexible and rip resistant than a tortilla, flour or corn.   

       But again, if this could be done, the item could be prepared and then frozen before cooking, so when the outside of the burito cooks and gets hard first, it will hold the shape while the filling is cooked.   

       or maybe you could hold it together with tooth picks while it cooks.   

       by the way K sra, yeah, a hippo would be a cool burito shape. Also, I like your name. It's like that Doris Day song, from "The Man Who Knew Too Much" right?
-wess, Aug 18 2003
  

       [k_sra], are you absolutely sure about that?
po, Aug 18 2003
  

       I tried something like this. My english class had a party after we completed projects on "A Tale of Two Cities" and we had a competition for the best edible guillotine. I tried to make mine out of tortillas cheese and bean dip, and found out that even if you fry the whole thing to make it crisp, moisture from you're filling (in my case, beans) absorbs into the tortilla and makes the whole thing wilt. The guillotine looked like a blob after it collapsed. Anyways, if the burrito has to sit for very long before its eaten, you'll end up with an origami amoeba
hopeful, Aug 18 2003
  

       Ok, I think I've got it.
You layer say ten burrito sheets and roll them up into a tube.
Now make several slices length-wise to about halfway down the tube.

Pull the center of the tube up, turning gently. Let the flaps flop outwards, and you will have made a burrito tree.
  

       Well, [2 fries], technically, it's a tortilla tree... Deep fry it for rigidity, and fill the centre with beef and beans. THEN it's a burrito tree.
Cedar Park, Aug 19 2003
  

       // we had a competition for the best edible guillotine //   

       Wow. School these days just isn't what it used to be. Top marks to your teacher.
hazel, Aug 19 2003
  

       //[k_sra], are you absolutely sure about that?//   

       I thought so until you said that. Why? Don't you think [hippo] has an appetizing figure?   

       Yes, [-wess], it's spanish. But I'm not. : )
k_sra, Aug 19 2003
  

       Hmmmm....So basicaly "que sera" means "what ever". cool.
-wess, Aug 19 2003
  
      
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