A quesadilla (/ˌkeɪsəˈdiːjə/, Spanish kesaˈðiʝa (help·info)) is a flour tortilla or a corn tortilla filled with a savory mixture containing cheese, other ingredients, and/or vegetables, (often) then folded in half to form a half-moon shape. This dish originated in Mexico, and the name is derived from tortilla and the Spanish word for cheese queso.
Quesadillas are new to my foodie journey. I used to travel to belly dance back in the 1980s. I went to the Amtrak station, twice in Los Angeles, CA and noticed quesadillas on the menu. Hmm, I was curious. The dish was very popular with the other train travelers. I did not know how to pronounce the name of the dish “quesadillas” so I was too scared to order it.
My plan was to wait until someone else ordered it, so that I would know how to pronounce it and order it for myself. But that plan took 2 YEARS! Yikes! The 2nd year at the Amtrak station, in Los Angeles, CA, I was finally able to satisfy my curiosity.
Someone ordered “quesadillas” and I was in line, right behind, them, so I finally knew how to pronounce it.
It was so yummy! Like a grilled cheese sandwich.
I wanted to try this dish at home, so I ordered a Quesadilla Maker. I was able to experiment with chicken, beef and pork quesadillas. I hope to make some quesadillas and Margaritas soon!
Here is a link to my favorite recipe:
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