Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Quesadillas- Chili-Cheese Foldovers

For easier serving prepare ahead of them and fry before serving.

8 six inch flour tortillas
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz.)
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese (4 oz.)
8 cilantro leaves*
1 medium tomato , chopped
1/4 cup chopped green onion
Dash salt
Taco sauce
Lard or shortening

Heat tortillias, one at a time, in ungreased hot skillet until softened, about 30 seconds. Cover hot tortillas to prevent drying. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons each cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese over half of each tortilla. Top each with cilantro leaf. Sprinkle with tomato, chilies , green onion and salt and top with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon taco sauce.
Moisten edge of each tortilla with water; fold tortilla over filling. Pinch to seal; secure with wooden picks. Keep covered. Heat Lard (14 inch brown, about 4 minutes. Fry tortillas until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towel. Remove wooden picks.

*Ground coriander can be substituted for cilantro leafs but flavor will be different.

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