Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tortillas + Chicken Quesadillas

I have one more final to go and I'll be done! (that's if I pass it today) But yea, after that I'll have even more time on my hands... all the way till June 18th, where I'm the last group to start Pediatrics. I'm not that bummed about being the last group to finish though. I don't have much summer plans and most of my friends are either staying in the states or... they live in Taichung or Taipei :( dang it. And since JLo also lives in Taipei, i wont be seeing him much over the summer... so i might as well stay here and spend more time with him before i start our summer long-distance relationship. How sad.

Now back to food: I'm here posting up the (so-far) best tortilla recipe that i've found online: Texas Flour Tortillas from homesicktexan. After trying many different recipes, this version makes the softest ones that actually STAY soft without drying or cracking up. They're thick, fluffy, and soft-- perfect for burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, or..... Quesadillas! Yep, which brings me to the second recipe of the day: Chicken Quesadillas. These are like the easiest things to make and they're quite filling too. If you're too lazy to cook chicken, a simple bean+cheese tortilla will also do. So here, no need to spend the extra money (7 ridiculous zlotys in Poland) when you can make double the amount with what, a maximum of 2 zloty worth of supplies?

Texas Flour Tortillas
from Homesick Texan
makes 8 tortillas


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup warm/hot milk
  1. Mix flour, baking poswer, and salt together.
  2. Add the oil and warm milk.
  3. Knead for 2 minutes. The dough should be firm and elastic.
  4. Cover dough in a bowl and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  5. Seperate into 8 euqal pieces and rooll ou tthe tortilla until very thin.
  6. Heat oil in pan and cook until it starts bubbling.
Chicken Quesadillas

  • 4 tortillas
  • 1 cup refried beans (or mash 1 can of kidney beans)
    - Heat/steam the beans until soft and mash.
    - Season mashed beans with salt and pepper.
  • 1 cooked chicken breast, cut into thin slices or shredded
    - Season chicken breast with 3 teaspoons cumin, salt & pepper.
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup onions

  1. Heat tortilla until it bubbles.
  2. Layer half of the tortilla with refried beans, onions, tomatoes, chicken, and sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Cover the tortilla and heat until cheese has melted.

Chicken Quesadillas

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