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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Easy Quesadillas

Easy Quesadillas
(adapted from: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/quesadilla/)

This recipe was another "Use What You Got" recipe. About all I had were tortillas, cheese, radishes, two apples, onions, carrots, a squash, and a yogurt (not counting some canned goods).

Also, I was in a hurry, so, it was time to learn how to make Quesadillas.

While it easy to make these Quesadillas, you need to be fast because the Tortilla will cook quickly. I use an electric stove top, so once it gets hot, it's really hot and turning it down seems almost impossible.


1-2 dollops olive oil
4  flour tortillas
4  Tablespoons grated cheese (I used Gouda.)
4  Tspns olives (no pits), sliced
4  Tspns mushrooms, canned
black pepper per taste.

Note: Tspn = Teaspoon


Gather ingredients before you start.
Grate cheese and slice the olives.
Place ingredients on a plate for easy access.

Picture shows ingredients for one Quesadilla
  1. Add a dollop of oil in a small skillet.
  2. As oil begins to get hot, add one tortilla.
  3. Flip the tortilla so both sides are lightly-coated with oil.
  4. Flip the tortilla so both sides get a slightly brown.
  5. As the tortilla begins to puff up, add 1 Tablespoon cheese to one-half of tortilla.
  6. Top the cheese with 1 Tspn of olives.
  7. Add 1 Tspn of mushrooms.
  8. Sprinkle with black pepper.
  9. Then fold the tortilla.
  10. It should be done in seconds.
  11. Check to see if the underside is brown.
Remove Quesadilla, place on plate and start with the next tortilla. If needed, add a little more oil to the skillet.

Tortilla is puffing up.
Add ingredients on one side of Tortilla

Fold Tortilla
Fini!, It's Done.

There are many different recipes for Quesadillas. Some with lots of fillings. Some with side condiments. Buen Provecho! (Enjoy your meal!).

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