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Old 09-30-2007, 01:21 AM   #1
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ISO help with quesadilla ingredients

I have never made these and I have a group of people who have requested them at lunch tomorrow! I have the flour tortilla's, cooked chicken, cheese...but can you tell me how you like yours? And a favourite salsa to go with them?

I know I will love them given the usual ingredients. Must hunt down some more chiplote in adobo too as I imagine that would go well in a quesadilla.

Thanks in advance for your ideas.


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Old 09-30-2007, 01:29 AM   #2
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you could do anything with quesadillas!
Pepperjack cheese
Green Chile
Red Chile sauce poured over the top
Guacamole (for dipping)
Sour Cream

When I make them in a skillet, I usually butter the tortilla and not the pan. This way it's more even cooking and less like frying.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:54 AM   #3
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I make them with just about anything I have on hand. Sometimes I just use cheese and sprinkle in some spices (or not).
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:08 AM   #4
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Places I've worked at added chopped tomatoes, chopped lettuce, sliced olive, sliced, sauteed mushrooms, etc. Of course, we were using huge 15" tortillas for these.

Personally, I usually just stick with the cheese and meat items. If you want a really interesting flavor, crumble a little queso fresco (Fresh Mexican-style Farmer's cheese) over the cheese you normally use. Remember queso fresco won't melt. It adds an interseting creamy/salty flavor.

Chipotles in Adobo might over-power the quesadilla. Go easy on that, or just dribble a little of the adobo sauce out of the can into the quesadilla. Or, you can make a salsa and add some Chipotle to the salsa.

Personally, I like to make a Salsa Verde (using tomatillos instead of tomatoes) for chicken or pork quesadillas. I'll dribble a little over the meat as I'm assembling the quesadilla, while it's cooking.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:13 PM   #5
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Aside from meat and cheese I add chopped pickled jalapenos, guacamole, sour cream, and taco sauce in some combination depending on my mood.
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