Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Yummiest Quesadilla

Grilled Brie Cheese and Grape Quesadillas!

If your like me you've never really been the biggest fan of brie cheese.  I mean I'm not a fussy eater and I actually like very unusual foods, but I just never really got the point of brie cheese.  Then one day I was watching a cooking show and the chef was making a grilled cheese sandwich with brie cheese.  It seemed that he was speaking directly to me as he started to explain that a lot of people don't really like brie cheese.  He went on to say how brie was one of those cheeses that tasted better melted and complimented fruits very nicely.  That is why brie is usually served at wine tastings.  He went on to make several grilled brie sandwiches and the one that caught my eye was a "Grilled Brie and Grape Quesadilla".  I just knew looking at it that it was gonna be great!

So here's my version of this delightful appetizer.  This would be perfect to serve this Super Bowl Sunday, especially for the ladies who may be drinking wine instead of beer.

First gather your supplies.  It couldn't be easier.  All you need is a package of soft tortillas (any kind or size that you like) a bunch of grapes (again any kind you like, I always seem to like the green grapes the best) and of course some soft brie cheese.  Brie cheese can be expensive, but you really only need a little bit for each.

Next put some oil or non-stick spray in your frying pan and threw one tortilla in the pan.  Then slice up some of the brie and place on the hot tortilla.  While that is getting hot, you will cut in half approximately 10 grapes for each tortilla that you will be making.  Once you have your grapes cut and the cheese has started to melt a little you can add your grapes.  I usually only put the grapes on one side so that its easier to fold the tortilla.


You can now fold your tortilla and give it a gentle 'smush'.  To me the key to good grilled food is all in the 'smush'.  You want to press down firmly so that everything melts together and the tortilla becomes nice and flat, but don't press down to hard or all your grapes will escape from inside.

Once you have both sides nice and golden brown you can take the quesadilla out of the pan and start on your next one.  I like to let them cool a little before you try to cut them or again the cheese and grapes might try to escape out the sides.

That's it.  These are so simple and good.  I warn you, these are so addictive.  I like them so much the way they are that I never came up with a dipping sauce for them.  If any of you guys have any suggestions for a good dipping sauce or tips to make these even better, I would love to hear your comments!

Thanks so much and Enjoy!!!

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