I’m sick again. That’s 3 times in 3 months, and actually it’s 2 times in 3 weeks. My face is unimpressed and my lungs are green, it’s a delicious picture.
Despite all my deep suffering I continue to cook for the family (ie: me and the boyfriend, with scraps for the dogs) and in my fevered moments earlier this afternoon decided to attempt quesadilla even though I’ve never made them before and only eaten the tiny Wahaca versions a couple of times.
Turned out ok, albeit a slightly caucasion version of what I imagine they should be. Maybe my flu-altered palate wasn’t really getting it but next time I’ll add some lime juice and more chilis.
I’ve absolutely no idea what you’re supposed to put in a quesadilla. I think I’d prefer the corn wraps next time, rather than the wheat ones but the local Co-Op only had wheat so that’s what I bought.
2 chicken breasts marinated in some taco seasoning and veg oil
roasted peppers from a jar – I imagine you could use fresh that you fry off at the same time as the onion
1 brown onion, fried off gently
1.5 avocados, mushed up with some lemon juice
cheese – cheddar this time
Fry off the chicken pieces (you’ve sliced each breast in half and then sliced again quite thinly, yeah?) in batches. They should only take a couple minutes each side.
Slice up your peppers, fry off the onion gently, slice the jalapenos, grate the cheese, mush the avocado, etc etc. Do all that stuff. I didn’t take pics of it all because (i) it’s quite dull and (ii) I’M SICK, REMEMBER?
In a frypan about the same size at the wraps, over a low heat, warm about half a teaspoon of veg oil and lay down a wrap. Moving quite swiftly throw on some cheese, the onions and the chicken.
Then add whatever other toppings you’re going to use. It’ll look something like the above, I suppose, if you use similar stuff to me.
Flop on the top and cook for a few minutes till the cheese has melted.
Flip and cook a couple minutes more.
It’ll come out a bit overcooked if you’re me, this thing, but actually amongst all the mush the crispy wrap was quite nice. Obviously as I can taste nothing and crave only pseudoephedrine, tonight textures were doubley important to me.
They’re big, these things, you’ll be happy with just one. If you want more than one you’re either a beast, drunk, or fat. Actually I am all three of those things and still I couldn’t eat a whole one.
Top with some salsa and creme fraiche. And, if you’ve too much avocado, some more avocado. It’s not scientific.
Eat with a knife and fork.
I’m going to bed now because I look like the below. I’m having fun swapping tissues from nostril to nostril.