Monday, November 26, 2012
Quesadillas are a hearty meal that are quick and simple to make. You can have a delicious dinner plated in five minutes so long as you have the ingredients prepped and ready to go in advance.
They are one of those things that I generally will not order when going out to eat because I can make them just as well.
Large Flour Tortillas
Olive Oil Or Grapeseed Oil
Black Olives, Sliced
Fresh Tomatoes, Diced
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 . 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.
When pockets of air begin to form, take a handful of shredded cheese, sprinkle over the top of the tortilla. Add whatever additional ingredients you like just don't layer on the ingredients to thickly . . . just a dab will do ya.
Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. The cast iron pan will retain enough heat to melt the cheese and brown the tortilla.
After a minute or so, when the cheese is melted, use a spatula to lift up one side of the quesadilla and flip over the other side. The tortilla should by now be browned slightly. Remove from pan and cut into wedges.
Serve with the lettuce, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.