Quesadillas are a Mexican staple. Made with either corn or soft wheat tortillas, they are always filled with cheese and warmed over a “comal” or hot pan until the cheese is lovely and gooey. You can add a variety of fillings, our quesadillas include tasty options for meat-eaters as well as vegetarians.
Queso Oaxaca is an amazing, authentic stringy cheese used in Mexico, but it can be tricky to find here in the UK. We think mozzarella cheese works well as a substitute.
Just about anything goes with tortilla and melted cheese! We love putting in chicken or steak, grilled veg also works well especially with a thin layer of refried beans to act as glue and keep everything in.
A small amount of butter in the pan will add loads of flavour as does flavourful fillings such as grilled chicken, steak or veg, think about the combination of flavours that you will be pairing together, and keep cold ingredients for dipping. A good tip is to throw the filling ingredients into a pan and sauté for a couple minutes to bring the flavours together.
Always cook your quesadillas fresh, and eat when they're still hot, crunchy, and gooey. Otherwise, they'll go soggy and the cheese will harden. A small amount of fat e.g. ½ tsp of fat will help but don’t go overboard or you'll end up with a soggy quesadilla.
A quesadilla is a tortilla primarily filled with cheese, sometimes other ingredients such as chicken, meat, or veg and then griddled in a pan until toasty and delicious.
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