years weve been making gluten-free quesadillas by simply
substituting corn tortillas for flour. This alteration, though
inspired by necessity, produces great quesadillas with the
added flavor and texture of fried corn. This said, we, the
gluten-intolerant, are no longer forced to make the substitution
if we prefer the taste of flour tortillas and enjoy the larger
size. Enter Don Ponchos Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas. We have
highlighted this product in past Product
Testing features and are so impressed with the results,
that we thought it deserved a little more attention and some
mouth-watering recipes to go with them.
But first, heres the most important
tip about Don Ponchos tortillas. DO NOT FREEZE THEM!
These tortillas are practically indistinguishable from the
genuine wheat version. They smell, taste and behave just like
wheat flour tortillas, unless you freeze them. Freezing and
then thawing causes them to break into pieces and become unusable.
Instead, refrigerate them. They will keep perfectly for many
months in the refrigerator.
Don Poncho Gluten-free Tortillas can be
ordered through the Gluten-free Mall at www.glutenfreemall.com.
Now, lets talk quesadillas. Basically,
quesadillas consist of two corn or flour tortillas stuffed
with cheese and fried until the cheese melts.
Our method for making the basic quesadilla
is to first melt butter in a heavy skillet. Add one tortilla
and top it with shredded cheese and then top with the other
tortilla. Let it fry until the bottom tortillas starts to
brown, then flip it over and fry until the cheese melts. Remove
to a plate or cutting surface and cut into wedges.
Quesadillas are a favorite with children,
make great appetizers, quick lunches and snacks and are wonderful
for light dinners.
Just about any kind of cheese can be used
and just about any ingredient can be added to produce delicious
and interesting quesadillas.
- Goat cheese
- Monterey Jack cheese
- Cream Cheese
- Ingredient Ideas:
- Marinated artichokes
- Black Beans
- Roasted Peppers
- Fried Potatoes
- Sauteed Corn
- Sauteed Spinach
- Sauteed Zucchini
- Chicken, Beef, Pork or Fish
To get you started, here are a few of
our favorite quesadilla recipes:
& Artichoke Quesadillas
& Sauteed Corn Quesadillas