I am picky about my foods. I am even more picky and cautious when I venture to foods that are considered from another culture.
However, a many years ago, when we were visiting a local Mexican restaurant, I was tired of my regular meal. I got it every time. And I just couldn’t handle having it again. Tacos. Soft. Beef. With shredded cheese. And no lettuce. They’re great, and I really enjoyed them (and still do), but I just needed something different. So, after searching the menu, I saw a new item: cheese quesadillas.
They sounded good enough without all of the spice that a lot of Mexican foods seem to be adorned with. It was delivered to the table and…it was really good! Now, by no means was it very healthy. But it was certainly very tasty.
It turned out really well. The first time that I tried this meal, it was on an evening when Jon and I both came home from work and had about 30 minutes to turn around and head right back out the door for other obligations. So, even for the first time making it, there’s really no learning curve (yes, even I have a learning curve on new dishes). With that in mind, this is great to add to your repertoire, especially if you are new to the cooking world.
Here are the things you need for this meal:
- Flour tortillas
- Shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, any kind you like)
To prepare it:
- Put your frying pan on the eye of the stove and turn on to medium heat while you prepare your tortilla
- On one side of your tortilla, apply a thin layer of butter
- Place your tortilla in the warm pan, butter side down
- Spread an even layer of cheese across the tortilla
- Let the tortilla sit for about 30 seconds, open, before folding in half with a spatula in the pan
- Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes (varies based on your stove, pan and exact temperature), turning frequently to avoid burning (you’ll know it’s ready to eat when your tortilla has a beautiful golden color and the cheese is all melty and gooey)
And there you have a completed meal with little time spent slaving over a hot stove. Give it a shot and let me know what you think!