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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Quesdillas!

Quesadilla Recipe

INGREDIENTS

Large flour tortillas
Grated cheese - either mild or sharp cheddar, or Monterey Jack
Olive oil or grapeseed oil
Optional:
Sliced mushrooms
Green onions
Black olives, sliced
Fresh tomatoes, diced
Chicken pieces
Avocado
Lettuce
Apple cider vinegar
Salt

METHOD


1 Heat a large cast iron frying pan to medium high heat. Add a small amount of oil (about 1/2 teaspoon) and spread it around the bottom of the pan with a spatula (you could use butter as well). Take one large flour tortilla and place it in the pan. Flip the tortilla over a few times, 10 seconds between flips. Air pockets should begin to form within the tortilla. 
 
2 When pockets of air begin to form, take a handful of grated cheese, sprinkle over the top of the tortilla, making sure that the cheese does not land on the pan itself. Add whatever additional ingredients you choose - green onion, sliced mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, etc. If you would like your quesadilla to be a chicken quesadilla, add some diced cooked chicken. Take care not to layer on the ingredients to thickly - this is a quesadilla, not a quiche.
 
3 Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. The cast iron pan should be hot enough by now to have plenty of residual heat to melt the cheese and brown the tortilla. If the quesadilla begins to smoke too much, remove from the heat. After a minute, check to see if the cheese is melted. If not, return the cover and keep checking every minute until the cheese is melted. When the cheese is sufficiently melted, use a spatula to lift up one side of the quesadilla and flip over the other side, as if you were making an omelette. The tortilla should by now be browned slightly. If it is not browned, turn the heat up to high and flip the quesadilla over every 10 seconds or so until it gets browned. Remove from pan and cut into wedges.
To make the lettuce to accompany the quesadilla, thinly slice some iceberg lettuce. Sprinkle some cider vinegar on it and some salt.
Serve with the lettuce, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.

36 comments:

  1. Oh fuck me, I love quesdilla! Used to make it once a week before, but now that single life has grabbed a firm hold of me, dinner's usually just the fastest thing available to consume. Still, I should 'man' up and make this one day!

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  2. Oh YUM! Havnt ate yet so this really makes me feel like cooking something

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  3. Made one of these. Tasted great.

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  4. Mmmmmm... You're a god for showing me how to make these.

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  5. holy crap. now im hungry. check out my blog:

    http://spinoftheworld.blogspot.com/

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  6. I like this blog. I'll check back tomorrow for a new update :)

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  7. thank you.. Looks very delicious.. I must go to market now and buy those engridients :)

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  8. LOL! Holy shit I can't believe I never figured it out before. I've made these 100 times but have NEVER put the ingredients in the shell ON THE PAN.

    FUCK no wonder they sucked ass. This has turned my life around, I thank you with the force of 1000 suns.

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  9. woww i wish i could even make toasts! i had a blast looking around at your other posts so awesome!

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  10. I'm salivating a little bit now!

    Quesadillas are one of my favorite things to eat.

    Thanks for sharing, really!

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  11. looks really tasty dude, im running to the kitchen in a second.

    follow me, if you like my stuff

    thatguy00.blogspot.com

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  12. omg, that looks delicious... no fair theres no food in my frige!

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  13. YUM LOOKS DELICIOUS!!! I WANT TO TRY IT NOW!! :9

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  14. Damn, this just made me hungry. Mexican food is always a treat, thanks for the recipe. I use essentially the same but I add in more hot peppers and steak sometimes.

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  15. fuck this is very bad for me right now. i am starving. lol.

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  16. Dang man your hungry blog is making my blog a hungry one too!

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  17. looks delicious. made me hungry man.

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  18. Nice post man, I had something similar for dinner tonight except not as fancy.

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  19. come look at my food blog. supporrrrrrrtin'

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  20. Nice man, I love cooking. You should put some breakfast ideas... I'm hungry and it's 8 in the morning.

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  21. Looks delicious. Gonna make it as soon as possible... Need to get tortillas first.

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  22. Looks great bro, gonna try this next time I can be bothered to cook something proper :)

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  23. This reminds me to eat. Dip in some ranch mixed with sriracha sauce. YUM.

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  24. That looks delicious. I'm gonna try it with avocados. I love avocados =)

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  25. sweet, and I just happen to have a packet of tortillas =3

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