Homer: Um, I’m looking for something in an after-dinner burrito.
Apu: You’ll have it in 45 seconds, sir.
– Lisa, the Simpson
The Simpsons | Season 9 - Episode 17
When it comes to Simpsons recipes, sometimes the joke is more in the name than in the food itself. I mean, Strawberrito is a pretty clever mix of strawberry and burrito. That’s the joke. I’m sure the writers never would have imagined that some weirdo with a blog would end up making this recipe, but here we are.
- Flour Tortilla
- Strawberry Compote (homemade, no big deal)
- Cream Cheese
Pre-heat over to 350F. If you want to include your own strawberry compote, this recipe is pretty straightforward. I personally don’t measure when making my own compote (shocking given the normal attention to detail I have on this blog). Basically roughly chop some strawberries and add into a saucepan with a small amount of water and a spoonful or two of sugar. Bring to a gentle boil and mix until you get your desired consistency. Onto the Strawberrito!
Place tortilla on a flat surface and spread on cream cheese. Next, add sliced strawberries, covering with strawberry compote. Fold tortilla and bake for 20-25 minutes. Optional: Look at naughty pens while you wait.
I know that in the episode Apu microwaves the Strawberrito for Homer. I think it is reasonable to assume that the burrito would have been pre-baked and then ready for a quick heat up. There is no way that the burrito that I made would have been able to withstand a microwave cooking. My Strawburrito would have just melted into a horrible mess of tortilla and strawberry stickiness.
That being said, the baked version was surprisingly tasty. Apparently “dessert burritos” are a thing, so I guess my creation isn’t particularly unique in that regard. Still, I would make this again as a horribly unhealthy breakfast option.
Cromulence: 7 Dumbenings out of 10
Strawberrito Recipe From: Lisa, the Simpson (The Simpsons Season 9 – Episode 17)