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Cheese Quesadillas

Quesadillas can be assembled in advance and fried quickly before serving.

  • Yield: Makes 24 Wedges

Photography: Brian Doben

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2001

Ingredients

  • 6 ten-inch flour tortillas
  • 8 ounces extra-sharp cheddar, grated
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack, grated
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 jar store-bought salsa (optional)

Directions

  1. Lay out 3 tortillas on a cutting board. Combine the cheddar and Monterey Jack in a small bowl. Spread a third of the cheese on each tortilla, leaving a 1-inch edge. Place the remaining 3 tortillas on top.

  2. Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter in a 12-inch omelet pan set over medium heat, and add one filled tortilla. Cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip with a spatula, and add another 1/2 tablespoon butter. Cook until browned and cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a cutting board. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

  3. Cut cooked tortillas into eighths; serve immediately with salsa, if desired.

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