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Quesadillas (pronounced kay-sa-dee-ya) are toasted sandwiches made with flour or corn tortillas - keep a stash in the freezer to put together these tasty toasties. In their most basic form, quesadillas are made by sprinkling chillies and cheese onto half a tortilla, which is then folded over and fried in a lighty oiled pan on both sides. Sometimes refried beans are also added. Add fillings such as olive paste or pesto, spicy sausage or parma ham and good cheese for a great snack or supper, or an accompaniment to soups or salads.
In a frying pan
- First heat up the pan. Once it is hot, place a tortilla in the pan. Cover with filling ingredients, then place another tortilla on top.
- Cook until the bottom of the tortilla starts to turn golden, then carefully flip over and cook the other side until golden. Cut into wedges to serve.
In the oven
- Preheat oven to 200C. Sandwich the filling ingredients between tortillas, place quesadillas on a baking tray, weight with another baking tray on top and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden. Cut into wedges to serve.
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