Author: Simple Foodie

Fried Quesadillas

Fried Quesadillas

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Quesadillas Recipe. What a real quesadilla is supposed to be.


Tortilla Masa
masa harina 2 cups
vegetable shortening 1 1/2 Tbsps
salt 1/2 tsp
water 2 cups
Monterey Jack cheese 2 oz grated
epazote 1/2 cup sprigs-optional


  1. In a bowl mix together the masa harina, vegetable shortening, salt, and water. Knead for 2 minutes until you have a soft dough. If the dough feels too dry add 1 tablespoon of water at a time.
  2. Take a tablespoon and scoop out the dough to form a ball that is 1 inch in diamater. Repeat.
  3. Line a tortilla press with 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Place the ball in between the plastic and press down with the press to form a tortilla that is 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Remove the top layer of plastic.
  4. Place a spoonful of the Monterey Jack cheese and a sprig of epazote on one half of the tortilla. A 1/2 inch from the edge. Fold the tortilla in half to form a half circle. Press the edges together and remove the bottom layer of the plastic. Repeat.
  5. In skillet warm the oil to 375 degrees.
  6. Fry 2 to 3 minutes per side and remove to a paper covered plate to dry.