Tuesday, May 19, 2009

quesadilla pockets

I have been working on a Mexican type pocket similar to an empanada or quesadilla but I am struggling to get it just right. Tonight I made a small batch served with fried plantains. Anyway they still need some work but tonight's batch was pretty good so I thought I would share them.

I make this according to the directions for tortillas on the package. The dough is super easy to make and work with. I roll and press the balls out as thin as I can and still be able to handle. Tonight i chose to fill them with just seasoned ground beef and shredded cheese. Fold the discs into a half moon and seal edges then fry them.

You can see my new fascination with these pockets. They work up so quick and the fillings are endless. Also if you have never tried fried plantains you don't know what you are missing. You just buy the brown ones that looked like old bananas and peel, slice, and fry.


Ben said...

Hmmm fried quesadillas! These are actually my favorite kind of quesadillas. This is what I ate every weekend at the markets in Mexico :D I am impressed you make your own tortilla dough. You are right it is not hard to make, just needs a little bit of practice. On my blog I have tons of ways to make them if you'd like to stop by and get an idea or two :-p

terri said...

thank you so much and i look forward to checking out your blog