Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Works for Me Wednesday: Quesadillas

Hosted by Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer .

We love quesadillas at our house. I usually butter the tortillas, sandwich the meat and cheese between, and grill them in a skillet like a grilled cheese sandwich. This time I tried something different. I lightly buttered 5 tortillas and placed them on 2 cookie sheets. Sprinkled the chicken and cheese on top. Topped them with another lightly buttered tortilla (buttered sides out, just as though I were going to cook them in a skillet). Then I baked them at 450 for a few minutes until they were toasty brown. They tasted much better and crispier, and it was so much faster than standing over the stove for each one. Plus they were all done and hot at the same time. Then I quartered them with a pizza cutter and served with sour cream, salsa, and gaucamole. Mmmmm, yummy!


Tess said...

oh I am so going to do this the next time we decide to have mexican at home (just had burritos last night)

Windy said...

Hi Step,

Just had these for lunch... Loved how they turned out. I posted a recipe for a dessert I made this weekend. It was fun and fast and the kids and adults loved them.


Glass Half Full said...

I love them too and so do my kids.

Skye said...

Hmm, we do something very similar. We use corn tortillas and brush them with olive oil. Mine have two layers--first one with just grated cheese and salsa (tablespoon or so), and the second with grated cheese, salsa, diced, cooked chicken and a little more cheese on top. Then I finish with a final corn tortilla that is brushed with olive oil. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes (until crisp), turn over and repeat until desired doneness.

These are fabulous with sour cream and are a regular staple in our household. :D

Btw--I have not forgotten about you or your e-mail! Life has been crazy. I'll try to get in touch soon. :)