Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Wild Mushroom Quesadillas
Time 30 minutes
Yield 8 servings
38 ratings *****
You don't have to use wild mushrooms, of course, but if you can get chanterelles — oh man. It takes a bit of time at the stove, but when the quesadilla is done, you have a great handheld food that is, among other things, very kid friendly.
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4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound chanterelles, black trumpet or other wild mushrooms (or substitute oyster, crimini or clamshell mushrooms; do not use shiitake), roughly chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ cup minced yellow onion
4 ounces [112 g] grated Oaxaca or domestic Muenster cheese
4 ounces [112 g] grated panela or aged mozzarella cheese
4 ounces [112 g] grated cotija or Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro leaves
½ teaspoon dried oregano
Pinch of ground coriander
8 8-inch flour or corn tortillas, preferably homemade (see recipe )
Place a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. When oil shimmers, add mushrooms and a generous pinch of salt. Sauté until mushrooms release their liquid, liquid evaporates and mushrooms begin to brown, about 10 minutes.
Add onions. Sauté, adjusting heat as necessary, until onions are soft and entire mixture is golden brown but not burned, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Using a food processor or a knife, finely chop mushroom-onion mixture, then transfer to a large bowl. Add grated cheeses, cilantro, oregano and coriander. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Place a large nonstick or well-seasoned skillet over medium heat, and add remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. While pan heats, place a large spoonful of mushroom-cheese mixture into center of a tortilla, and fold tortilla in half to make a half-moon. Place filled tortilla in preheated skillet and cook, turning once, until tortilla is nicely browned on both sides and cheese is melted. Repeat to make 8 filled tortillas. Serve immediately.
Adapted from Traci Des Jardins
Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)
380 calories; 22 grams fat; 8 grams saturated fat; 10 grams monounsaturated fat; 2 grams polyunsaturated fat; 29 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams dietary fiber; 2 grams sugars; 13 grams protein; 37 milligrams cholesterol; 757 milligrams sodium