I read once that Jamie Oliver cooks these for the family dinner more than any other dish. I can see why because they're simple, quick, can be made with any number of ingredients and, most importantly of all, they're very tasty. Crisp tortilla holding oozing cheese and anything else you fancy.
The two ingredients you can't do without in a quesadilla are cheese (queso) and tortilla - which I'm guessing is where they got there name. Outside of that you can put in whatever really, Wahaca even puts mashed spud in one of theirs along with some chorizo and thyme. Being a meat-aholic my most cooked filling is chicken but beans, chorizo or just cheese goes down well - as long as you perk it up with some onion, coriander and chili that is.
Quesadillas, serves 2
6 wheat tortillas
1 chicken breast
150gr mature cheddar (not the most Mexican but tasty)
3 spring onions
Half a pack of coriander
A few pickled jalapenos
2 or 3 tomatoes
Sour cream, salsa and chili sauce to serve
Graet the cheese, chop the chicken, tomatoes and chillies into 1cm pieces and then finely shred the chicken and spring onion.
It's then simply a case of spreading a third of each ingredient on top of tortilla, topping with another and then placing it in a medium hot non-stick pan (no oil). I've shown one in the pan before the second tortilla is placed on top but I think it's pretty self-explanatory really.
Give it 2 or 3 minutes, until the bottom tortilla is starting to brown, before turning over and cooking the other side. To turn I put a plate on top and then turn the pan over, slipping it off the plate back into the pan.
Keep warm whilst you cook the other too.
I cut into each 6 and then serve with pots of sour cream and salsa, and a bottle of chili sauce to heat it up a bit.