|No, it was not a duck quesadilla. I just had to put them here.|
I have it down pretty well now and truthfully, quesadillas are one of the best lasting returns for labor meals. Even though this is using small tortillas, it felt like there was a large pizza in front of me. Except when I was done, I felt good instead of sick.
This is a very simple quesadilla. These things were in the fridge, it was quick and it more than did the job of being satisfying - from preparing it to eating it.
|Shallots & mushrooms from the veggie guy|
|Sautéed in wee bit of butter|
|I chunked this pepper jack cheese up instead of shredding it.|
It worked just fine.
|And an egg sounded perfect. This egg is swirled in the pan, not beaten.|
No reason for that except laziness - no extra bowl to clean - and it works.
|Tortilla, mushrooms and onion, no grease!|
|On goes the cheese|
|I put the egg on top to help melt the cheese a little faster|
|The other tortilla on top|
|The plate turnover method|
The plate turnover is a trick that I actually read in a recipe for Spanish omelets (or potato patata, as I call it). I use it for this as well. Find a plate slightly larger than what you want to turn over, and with your hand on the bottom of the still cool plate, do the obvious - turn it over. Then slide it from the plate back into the pan. Wa la!! No disaster!
|The first cut through the crunchy tortilla |
will let you know just how good this is going to be.
The tomato is/was from some friends garden and deserved a starring role.
They are great for using up leftovers, including salad items. The one common ingredient is cheese, any cheese, which holds it all together. In fact, leftovers work really well because they are already cooked, making this a seriously fast meal to prepare. And, you've used food that might have gone to waste. Win win.
Play with your food!