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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Just Make Yourself a Dang Quesa-Dilluh!

Because I am a giant nerd, every time I make myself a quesadilla I think of that gloriously nerdy movie, Napoleon Dynamite. Despite the fact that Napoleon and his grandma seem to think quesadillas are a boring fallback meal (not to mention a difficult to pronounce word), I tend to disagree. You can put all kinds of yummy things into a tortilla. Just look at this Potato, Greens, and Goat Cheese Quesadilla from the March issue of Bon Appetit. It's vegetarian and healthy but also has lots of delicious cheese, including goat cheese, which gives it a nice earthy flavor. Easy and fast, but still a hell of a lot better tasting than whatever it is Napoleon feeds that llama his grandma keeps in the backyard.

Potato, Greens, and Goat Cheese Quesadillas
makes 4
  • 1-1/3 c. half-inch cubes peeled Yukon Gold potatoes (about 2 medium)
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1-1/3 c. packed coarsely grated hot pepper Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1-1/3 c. jarred salsa verde
  • 4-2/3 c. coarsely chopped stemmed mustard greens, divided
  • 4 eight-inch flour tortillas
  • 3 oz. chilled fresh goat cheese, coarsely crumbled
  • olive oil
Steam potatoes until tender, about 8 minutes. place in large bowl; sprinkle with salt, pepper, and chili powder. Toss to coat. Cool potatoes 15 minutes. Mix in Jack cheese. Meanwhile, blend salsa and 2/3 cup greens in mini processor until greens are finely chopped. Arrange tortillas on a work surface. Divide remaining greens between each. Top greens with potato mixture, then goat cheese and 2 tablespoons salsa mixture for each. Fold tortillas in half over filling, pressing to compact. Brush both sides with oil. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place 2 quesadillas in skillet. Cook until quesadillas are brown, about 3 minutes per side. Cut each quesadilla into 3 or 4 wedges and serve with remaining salsa.

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Blogger Linnea said...

This sounds so good! I am totally buying the ingredients my nest trip to the store! Great Blog! Everything looks so yummy!

12:33 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Oh boy this sounds SO good, Potato, Greens, and Goat Cheese Quesadillas which look so scrummy!!

Rosie x

2:07 PM  
Blogger katiez said...

Anything with goat cheese... Well, almost anything...

4:47 PM  
Blogger Katerina said...

The rule in our house has always been.. anything with goat cheese!

12:26 PM  
Anonymous kabonfootprint said...

Anything with potato is yummy!

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Anonymous John Browner said...

Great post, thanks for this! By the way, whenever i'm making something like this, I alway use Textuarants

11:29 PM  

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