1/7/09

A Simple Lunch: Quesadilla

In our home a simple 'do it yourself' dinner or lunch frequently involves the humble quesadilla. Especially if it happens to be my 7th grade daughter choosing what she wants to eat.

Although it's easy to put some cheese into a flour tortilla and microwave it for a minute and call it 'good enough' there is something special about making them similar to the way they are served in restaurants. They only take about 2 minutes more to do, but the end result is somehow more satisfying.

If you have a George Foreman grill go ahead and use that because then you won't have to 'flip' it, but if you don't, just grab a frypan and let's get started! The possibilities are endless with this simple 'starter' recipe.


Quesadillas

2 flour tortillas
a smear or two of butter
1/2 grated cheese


Heat the skillet or fry pan over medium high heat. Butter one side of the flour tortilla and place it in the pan, immediately sprinkling the cheese on it. Top with another buttered flour tortilla, with the butter side up. As soon as the bottom tortilla is golden and the cheese starts to melt, carefully and quickly flip it. When it's golden, place it on a serving plate, cut into quarters and serve with a side of fresh salsa and/or sour cream or guacamole.



*Use a variety or mixture of cheeses! Cheddar is great, but a mixture of 2 or 3 is delicious! Any cheese will do.

*Add a sprinkle of chopped green onions, peppers, jalapeno's or even bacon.

Use your creativity and imagination!
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