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Deep Fried Cheese Quesadillas

Deep Fried Cheese Quesadillas

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35 Min
6
Servings
9
ingredients

Fried quesadillas are commonly sold as street food in Mexico, starts with an uncooked corn tortilla filled with Chihuahua® cheese, topped with lettuce, Cotija cheese​, Salsa and Supremo® Sour cream.

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6 Steps to complete

  • 1
    In a bowl; combine corn flour and salt. Gradually add warm water while mixing until a dough begins to form. Knead dough until it has a soft and moist texture, the masa dough should not stick to the bowl or hands. Form 6 equal sized dough balls with the masa. Cover with a damp towel and let masa rest for 15 minutes.
  • 2
    Place a dough ball between two sheets of plastic or parchment paper. Using a round plate, flatten dough by pressing down as evenly as possible.
  • 3
    Top half of the tortilla with 3 tablespoons Chihuahua® Cheese. Fold the quesadilla and seal around the edges by pinching the dough shut. Repeat this step for the remaining masa dough balls. Place stuffed quesadillas onto a tray or plate lined with wax paper until ready to fry.
  • 4
    Preheat oil for frying in a large cast iron skillet or heavy bottom pot over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until oil reaches 350F.
  • 5
    Fry two quesadillas at a time for 1 to 2 minutes on each side until the quesadillas are golden and crispy. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  • 6
    Serve quesadillas with lettuce, Cotija Cheese, Salsa and Sour Cream. Enjoy!
In a bowl; combine corn flour and salt. Gradually add warm water while mixing until a dough begins to form. Knead dough until it has a soft and moist texture, the masa dough should not stick to the bowl or hands. Form 6 equal sized dough balls with the masa. Cover with a damp towel and let masa rest for 15 minutes. ; Place a dough ball between two sheets of plastic or parchment paper. Using a round plate, flatten dough by pressing down as evenly as possible.; Top half of the tortilla with 3 tablespoons Chihuahua® Cheese. Fold the quesadilla and seal around the edges by pinching the dough shut. Repeat this step for the remaining masa dough balls. Place stuffed quesadillas onto a tray or plate lined with wax paper until ready to fry.; Preheat oil for frying in a large cast iron skillet or heavy bottom pot over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until oil reaches 350F.; Fry two quesadillas at a time for 1 to 2 minutes on each side until the quesadillas are golden and crispy. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain.; Serve quesadillas with lettuce, Cotija Cheese, Salsa and Sour Cream. Enjoy!

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