Explore how to make Quesadilla - Mexico’s most famous street food
Mexico is not only known as a country with majestic natural landscapes but also rich cuisine. Referring to Mexican cuisine, people will immediately think of colorful dishes, diverse ingredients. Many dishes with hot red color of tomatoes and peppers or cakes made from attractive cornmeal are loved by tourists all over the world at first taste. It can be said that each dish is a feature and adorns the rich culinary picture of Mexico. In particular, Quesadilla is an extremely famous street food of Mexico that gourmets cannot fail to mention, many people say that visiting this country must once try Quesadilla. Let's find out with Texgrill Vietnam what is so special about the famous Quesadilla cake that makes many people hunt when they come to Mexico and have to learn how to make it to enjoy!
1. What is Quesadilla?
When it comes to Mexican cuisine, it is impossible not to mention Quesadilla because this is one of the 8 delicious Mexican street foods.
Quesadilla cake inherently consists only of corn tortillas sandwiched with cheese and then baked on the fire. The sidewalk shops and restaurants have changed to make them much more lively. In addition to cheese, Quesadilla is also added with many attractive fillings such as sausages, mushrooms, garlic, beans, fried pork skin, stewed chicken or meat, ... then fried or grilled. The outer shell is made from different types of corn, but some places also add many other natural ingredients to give the cake many attractive colors.
Beyond the Mexican border, Quesadilla has many variations. Unlike street food in Mexico, In the southwestern United States, Quesadilla is loved by everyone, people liken it to a familiar grilled cheese sandwich for breakfast. In this region, the steps for making Quesadilla are similar to Mexicans except that they are added with local ingredients and sometimes even turkey.
2. History of formation and development of Quesadilla
Quesadilla originated in colonial Mexico. Quesadilla as a food has changed and evolved over the years as people experimented with different variations of it. Quesadillas are commonly sold at Mexican restaurants worldwide.
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2.1. Original Quesadilla in Mexico
In the central and southern regions of Mexico, Quesadilla is a flat round shape of cooked corn Masa, known as a Tortilla, that is warmed to soften it enough to be folded in half, and then filled. They are usually filled with Oaxaca cheese (queso Oaxaca), a Mexican cheese made with the Pasta Filata (stretched-curd) method. The quesadilla is then cooked in a comal until the cheese is completely melted. They are usually cooked without any added oil.
Usually Quesadilla is served with green or red salsa, chopped onion and Guacamole.
Original Quesadilla in Mexico
2.2. US Quesadilla
Quesadilla is a favorite in the American southwest, where it resembles a grilled cheese sandwich, with the inclusion of local ingredients.
Another preparation involves cheese and other ingredients sandwiched between two flour buns, with the entire package baked on an oiled griddle and flipped so that both sides are cooked and the cheese is melted. This version is usually cut into wedges to serve. A household appliance (Quesadilla maker) is sold to produce this Quesadilla, although it does not use oil and cooks both sides at the same time. This is similar to the Mexican sincronizada; but in the United States they also often have beef or chicken fajita or other ingredients instead of ham.
2.3. Variations of Quesadilla Cake
Quesadillas have been adapted to many different styles to suit the taste of each country. In the United States, many restaurants serve them as appetizers, after adding their own spices and ingredients. Some other versions use goat cheese, black beans, spinach, zucchini or tofu.
Even desserts from Quesadillas are made, using ingredients like chocolate, butterscotch, caramel and various fruits.
Breakfast quesadillas are also made, using ingredients like eggs, cheese, and bacon.
3. How to make your own Quesadilla
Quesadilla cake looks fancy, but in fact, you can make this cake right in your kitchen. Let's start trying to follow the recipe below to see how!
3.1. Prepare materials
– 3 slices of bacon
– 3 chicken eggs
– Salt and pepper
– 170g shredded cheese
– 1 green onion, chopped
– 125g flour
– 65 ml boiling water
– Teaspoon olive oil
– Teaspoon salt
– ¼ teaspoon pepper
– Non-stick pan
– Dough rolling bar
How to make Quesadilla
3.2. Steps to take
– Shredded cheese
– Fry bacon on medium heat until the outer edge of the meat is brown, then remove and place on a plate lined with absorbent paper.
– Add eggs, a little pepper, a little salt and beat well, then fry the eggs, remove to a plate to cool.
– Sift flour into a bowl, add olive oil, salt and boiling water and mix well by hand until the dough is smooth without any lumps. Divide the dough into 4 parts and cover with a thin towel for about 30 minutes.
– After 30 minutes, continue to cover each dough with dry flour and then use a rolling pin to roll the dough as thin as possible. Roll out the dough one at a time and then continue to cover it with a towel to prevent the dough from hardening.
– Put the pan on the stove to heat, spread a thin layer of cooking oil evenly over the surface of the pan and then fry each piece of thinly-rolled dough.
– While frying, sprinkle shredded cheese all over the cake, eggs, meat, cheese and onions put on half of the cake and quickly fold the cake; Continue frying until the cake is golden brown, then return to fry the other side of the cake.
This dish is not only a pride in Mexican street food but is gradually being included in daily meals by many families around the world. With the recipe just suggested above, you can now bring home the taste of Mexico when you prepare your own Quesadilla.
In this article, Texgrill has briefly introduced to readers about the basic information and steps to make Quesadilla cakes to keep the full flavor of the Mexican homeland. We hope that you will have a great time with your friends and family while enjoying this dish at Texgrill or in the comfort of your own home.
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