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Quesadilla

- submitted by Dahlia on 07-31-2008


             Qusesadilla is a mexican dish which is nothing but a toasted tortilla with melted cheese inside. "Queso" means "little cheesy" in Spanish. In addition to cheese, you can put practically stuff anything in a quesadilla. You can add onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, any vegetables, meat, paneer, scrambled egg, guacomole, shrimp, olives etc. The ingredients can be sauteed before stuffing or can be added without cooking. It purely depends on individual taste. You can make it pure vegetarian or even a combo. You can even add some spices to suit to your taste. You can have it as a meal or cut it into sclices and have as a snack with ketchup. Here is a general recipe. 

Ingredients
Large Flour Tortillas
Grated cheese - (I have used cheddar cheese)
Olive oil/butter 
Stuffings of your choice - (Sliced mushrooms, Green onions, Black olives, sliced tomatoes, diced Chicken pieces, 
avocado, cabbage, onions, paneer,scrambled egg, shrimp etc.)
Salt - to taste
Pepper and garam masala - to season the stuffing
Method
1. Saute all the stuffing ingredients of your choice with little salt, peppr and garam masala and keep aside. You can even use without sauteeing.
2. Heat a large frying pan/griddle to medium high heat. Add 1/2 tsp of oil/butter and spread it. 
3. Place a tortilla in the pan. Flip the tortilla over a few times until it is nicely warmed and small bubbles are formed.
4.Take a handful of grated cheese and sprinkle over the top of the tortilla.at the cheese does not land on the pan itself.
5.Add little of the sauteed mixture (about 2 tblsp) over the cheese.
6. Put some more cheese on top and top it with another tortilla.
7. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. After a minute flip and leave it for another minute or so until the cheese melts inside and the tortillas are nicely browned. 
8. Remove from pan and cut into wedges. Serve with some iceberg lettuce, salsa, sour cream, ketchup or guacamole.

Prepare all the stuffing ingredients


Take a tortilla and top with cheese


To with veggies and meat


Top with more cheese

Cover with the 2nd tortilla


Brown both the sides till the cheese inside melts

 

Cut into wedges and serve


Method 2 : Place the stuffing on one side of the tortilla


Fold over the tortilla into half and grill it



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Comments (2)

Person revathy   (May 18, 2012)
very nice receipes
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 18, 2012)
Thank You.

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