- December 30, 2008 at 5:50 pm #268313
3 fresh chile peppers, such as poblanos — any variety may be used, according to your tolerance for heat
4 (12-inch) large flour tortillas
3 cups (3/4 pound brick) smoked cheddar (recommended: Cabot brand, shredded)
1 cup store bought salsa verde, available on chip and snack aisle or in Mexican food section
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Heat a grill pan over high heat.
Place whole chiles on grill and char all over. about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and split chiles.
Scrape away seeds with a spoon and slice.
Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium high heat. Char the tortilla and blister it on 1 side, 20 seconds, then flip tortilla. Cover half of the tortilla with cheese and chilies, then fold over.
Press down gently with spatula. Cook quesadilla 15 seconds more on each side, transfer to a cutting board. Repeat.
Pile up 2 completed quesadillas at a time and cut into 3 generous wedges. The yield will be 12 pieces from 4 quesadillas. Serve slices on a large platter with small dishes of salsa verde and sour cream for topping.
Garnish the platter and toppings with chopped cilantro.
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