A specific origin for the quesadilla is unknown. There are many ideas about where the quesadilla originated. The quesadilla is a food that changed and evolved over many years as people experimented with different variations of it. It is believed that it started in Mexico.
The reasoning behind this is because of the ingredients. The tortilla is a mesoamerican food. Queso, which means cheese, has been a part of the Mexican language ever since the Spaniards introduced it to themA quesadilla is usually made with a corn tortilla and is filled primarily with cheese and other ingredients such as cooked meat, refried beans, and vegetables.
The filled tortilla is then toasted under a boiler or fried, usually until the cheese is melted. Once the quesadilla is cooked, it is traditionally cut into slices, or wedges.
Most quesadillas are prepared just folding and filling a common corn tortilla, but there are also other variations in which the tortilla is specially made for filling. In northern regions of Mexico, along the United States border, quesadillas are also prepared with flour tortillas instead. Another variation is even deep fried. It's preparation resembles more of a pasty than a tortilla, but it is not known as a quesadilla, but as an "enchiladas potosinas", from the San Luis Potosí region. They include light hot salsa, hence the name enchilada, because it has been submerged into salsa.
Explanation extracted from Wikipedia.
I have never made or tasted quesidillas, however by running through the ingredients and by looking at a few quesadilla sample from the net I can roughly guest and have a strong feeling that it has the similarity with my Mexican Wraps, so I gave it a try today and made this Scrambled Eggs Quesadilla for breakfast today. Not bad it had a few combination of pizza, capati and tortilla wraps. I don't make any special dipping sauce, we just have it with Tabasco sauce. Great for breakfast and can also be good for supper.
SCRAMBLED EGGS QUESADILLA
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
4 taco sized flour tortillas
4 ounces cheddar and/or mozarella
3 green onions, sliced thin
1/2 cup ham, diced
Kaki ini belum lagi berkesempatan menjejak Mexico tetapi pagi ini kami anak beranak bersarapan ala Meico, Sajian popular masyarakat sana ia itu Quesidilla. Alahai mudah aje, kulit tortilla atau pun boleh juga guna capati di taburkan denganapa-apa kegemaran, saya guna scrambled eggs sahaj, tabur dengan tomato, daun parsley dan yang paling peting Cheese. Saya guna cheese parut aje, pakai mozarilla cheese, lepas tu lipat dua macam bulat sabit merah, maka jadila QUESADILLA...... senangkan, macam pizza pun ada, kerana bila dimasak dan panaskan cheesenya meleleh macam pizza. mengenyangkan dan boleh dibekalkan pada anak-anak untuk dibawa kesekolah.Pendek kata tak yah nak gi Mexico kalau nak makan breakfast Mexico.... sendiri bikin lagi sedap. Untuk intinya bolehlah guna apa-apa bahan pun, tuna, udang, ayam, sayuran dan sebgainya mengikut selera dan kreativiti masing-masing. Kalau nak mudahkan makan bolehlah dikeratkan lagi macam pizza. Gunalah pisau pemotong pizza. Cubalah memang sedap sajian ini.
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