Among many of the typical Mexican dishes, there is one that stands out for the way it is prepared and because it is a good option to eat at any time of the day. The fried quesadillas consist of a tortilla of fried corn dough in a lot of oil, stuffed with a stew such as chicken tinga, minced meat, potato, meat, among others and, of course, the most famous filling, cheese. Although it does not have a precise origin, it is usually more easily found in Mexican snacks businesses in Mexico City and, now, we bring you a dough recipe for fried quesadillas so you can also find it at home when you have a craving.
If you don’t want to leave home or you don’t have a Mexican food place nearby, don’t think twice! Keep reading and discover how to make crunchy fried quesadilla batter Step by Step.
Ingredients to make Dough for fried quesadillas:
How to make Dough for fried quesadillas:
To start with the preparing the dough for Mexican quesadillas, mix the dry ingredients in a bowl: the two cups of cornmeal, a little salt and the baking powder. You can help yourself with a balloon whisk or a fork.
Add the warm water little by little, mix constantly with your hands until you get a manageable dough.
Later, add the tablespoon of oil and the tablespoon of wheat flour or rice flour, this will make the quesadilla crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Trick: You can also make a dough preparation with cooked potato, this will give it a very rich flavor and it will be softer
Once you have the dough, take a serving of about 50 grams. Flatten it with the help of a tortilla press and have the filling you want to use for the quesadillas on hand. If you don’t have a tortilla press, you can use put them on plastic and flatten with a rolling pin or plate.
Trick: If you don’t have a tortilla press, you can use a plastic wrap and flatten with a rolling pin or plate
Fill the quesadilla with cheese or the stew you chose and close it. Seal the edges well to avoid that, when frying, it opens.
Heat the half liter of oil and toss the quesadilla to fry it. To avoid burning, flip the flour tortilla regularly until golden brown on both sides. Remove it and put it on absorbent paper to remove excess oil.
Accompany your fried quesadillas with lettuce and fresh cheese and a touch of spicy sauce, enjoy this authentic flavor!
Fried Quesadilla Dough – Fillings Recipes
There are many ways to fill the quesadillas and, if you are familiar with the Mexican KitchenSurely several ideas come to mind. If you don’t know which one to decide on and you want some inspiration, here are some of our favorite quesadilla recipes, let us know which one is your favorite!