MEXICAN QUESADILLAS

Quesadillas are a Mexican classic: delicious cheese turnovers that can be filled with almost anything you like, allowing for plenty of experimentation.

  • Prep: 5 minutes
  • Cook: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes
  • Recipe serves: 4-5

Ingredients

  • 250g 'hard' cheese - we suggest mature cheddar
  • 200g 'crumbly' cheese, e.g. feta (or requesón if you can get it)
  • 8-10 wheat-flour tortillas
  • 1 pepper, roasted and cut into long thing strips
  • 1/2 a medium chilli, finely chopped, or a teaspoon of chilli flakes
  • 1 bunch coriander, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat a spoonful of olive oil in a large frying pan.
  2. Mix the cheeses, pepper strips, chilli and coriander together thoroughly then top each tortilla with a roughly equal amount of the mixture, leaving a wide margin around the edge.
  3. Fold the first tortilla in half and carefully transfer to the frying pan.
  4. Fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until the filling has melted, then move to a plate covered with kitchen paper to absorb any extra oil.
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 with the remaining tortillas.
  6. Cut each folded tortilla in half and serve.

Suggested variations:

The beauty of the quesadilla is that the range of possible fillings is almost unlimited. We recommend the following:

  • Refried beans, sour cream, guacamole and cheddar.
  • Green pesto, mozzarella, parmesan and sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Caesar salad dressing, chicken, rocket and extra-mature cheddar.
  • Whatever else you fancy!

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