Meal in a Minute: Fast Quesadillas

    3:40 AM, May 15, 2012   |    comments
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    Tuesday we found a great recipe to make an easy quesadilla.


    2 (8-inch) flour tortillas
    2/3 cup crumbled queso fresco
    1 tablespoon chopped roasted red pepper from a jar, drained and patted dry
    1/4 teaspoon fresh cilantro, chopped
    Vegetable oil for brushing tortillas
    Kosher salt

    Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot, about 2 minutes. Place 1 tortilla in skillet and toast until soft and puffed slightly at edges, about 2 minutes. Flip tortilla and toast until puffed and slightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Slip tortilla onto cutting board. Repeat to toast second tortilla while assembling first quesadilla.

    Sprinkle 1/3 cup cheese and half of peppers over half of tortilla, leaving a 1/2-inch border around edge. Fold tortilla in half over filling and press to flatten. Brush top generously with oil, sprinkle lightly with salt, and set aside. Repeat to form second tortilla.

    Place quesadillas in skillet, oiled sides down. Cook over medium heat until crisp and well-browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Brush tops with oil and sprinkle lightly with salt. Flip quesadillas and cook until second sides are crisp, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer quesadillas to cutting board. Cool for a couple of minutes, halve each quesadilla, and serve.

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