Quesadillas

Quesadilla Recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

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.

Recipe  retrieved fromhttp://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/quesadilla/

 

Reflection:

The making of the quesadillas was a huge success! I’ve learned that you can’t use too much oil when it comes to making quesadillas or else it’s going to be too oily! I never knew that quesadillas were so easy to make! It looks so complicated but it’s actually super simple. I also learned that while frying the turkey, using the rubber spatula is better than using the metal one. Because this time we’re using some meat (the turkey), its very important to make sure the meat is properly cooked. If it isn’t cooked right, then there are so many chases and so many illnesses that can be caught. So many bacterias that we’ve learned during class can start sicknesses if hygiene is not taken care of seriously.

 

 

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