( SERVES 4 )
A quesadilla (pronounced kay-sa-dee-ya) is a tortilla filled and folded like a turnover. Alternatively, the topping can be spread over the tortilla, covered with another tortilla then lightly fried and served with spicy salsa or sauce. Quesadillas are normally cooked in a frying pan which makes cooking for a crowd rather slow. These are baked in the oven.
For the filling
- Preheat the oven to 250C.
- Lightly brush the tortillas with water. Arrange one eighth of the filling ingredients on each tortilla, covering half of it. Fold each tortilla over to enclose the filling.
- Place the quesadillas slightly apart in a large baking pan. Brush with oil, if preferred. Bake until crisp and golden, and the filling is hot — about 5-10 minutes. Great served with a salad.
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