Thursday, February 12, 2009
Yield: 1 quesadilla
For each flour tortilla wrap:
Soft flour tortilla
1-ounce thinly sliced cured ham
3 coin-sliced slices pickled green jalapeno peppers from a jar, chopped
1/4 cup grated cheese
1 scallion, finely sliced
Few fresh cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon olive oil (not extra-virgin)
You'll also need: good store-bought salsa of your choice (or you can make your own)
Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
Cover tortilla wrap with the ham.
Over 1/2 only, sprinkle the chopped pickled jalapeno, the grated cheese and the chopped scallion. Scatter over the cilantro leaves.
Carefully fold the tortilla wrap in half, that's to say, fold the untopped half over the cheese so you have a fat half moon.
Lift this is up carefully and brush each side with the oil before putting it on the hot griddle; grill for a minute each side.
Using a steady hand and a wide fine spatula or fish slice, transfer the tortilla to a board or plate and cut into 3 triangles. Eat with some salsa on the side. And please feel free to play with the fillings as you wish.