Time for another cheap and cheerful recipe. It must be the weather that has me craving food from hot countries. Between the Spanish Patatas Bravas and the Argentinian Empanadas I should just start learning Spanish. And here we have another dish, this time from Mexico.
Quesadillas are flour or corn tortillas filled with grated cheese and other ingredients and fried on a pan so that they are crispy. This is a really quick and easy recipe. And because you can put whatever you want in it, it's really cheap and cost effective. I used chicken in this recipe but you can make a vegetarian option or use pork or beef; the combinations are only limited by your own imagination.
Quesadillas go great with sour cream and salsa or simply mayonnaise. I made a nice, spicy Jalapeno Mayonnaise to add a nice kick.
Flour/ Corn Tortillas
Grated Cheese (whichever variety you prefer)
2 Chicken Breasts (Cooked and Diced)
1 Red Pepper (Diced)
1 Onion (Diced)
2-3 tbsp Mayonnaise
1 Jalapeno Pepper (seeds removed and finely chopped)
1 tsp Garlic (minced)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Oregano
1/4 tsp Oregano
- Heat a frying pan to a medium heat & add the olive oil. Place a tortilla on the pan. Flip it over a few times until air pockets begin to form.
- Sprinkle the grated cheese onto the tortilla & then add the peppers, onions, chicken (& whatever other ingredients you have) on top. You don't want to layer the ingredients too thick because you will be folding the tortilla over.
- Reduce the heat. Once the cheese has melted, fold the tortilla in half, pressing the two sides together. Continue cooking. Once the underside is brown, flip the quesadilla over to brown the other side.
- Remove from the pan and cut into wedges.
- For the mayonnaise, simply add all the ingredients in food processor and mix together.
- Serve the quesadillas with a side salad and drizzle the mayonnaise over.