Cheese and Ham Quesadilla

By • October 19, 2009 • 5 Comments



Author Notes: This combination is a classic, the diverse results: a delight! Have it in a Toastie, in pasta, on bread....and in a quesadilla! and the rest is history! My most recent combo is a Ham and Cheese quesadilla! I love quesadillas, and pancake quesadillas - heaven! Why? Because you put leftover pancakes to good use. Then you stuff them but beauty doesn't just end there. You heat them up till you have soft, molten, stretchy cheese. Then you cut them into wedges and heaven's your home. Posh, comforting, tasty, open to numerous suggestions - slather on some mustard or redcurrant sauce. Have it with walnuts and honey...or just on its own - simply. The best!
Kitchen Butterfly

Serves 4

  • 2 'crepe-style' pancakes
  • 3 slices of cheese e.g Cheddar, Gouda, Edam
  • 3 slices of Ham
  • 1 tablespoon of Pesto
  • or 1 teaspoon of Mustard, optional
  • or 1 teaspoon of Chipolte sauce, optional
  • or 1 tablespoon of Redcurrant jelly, optional
  1. Spread Pesto on one pancake and set aside
  2. Heat up a frying pan large enough to take the pancakes. If you want 'fancy' and pretty rib lines, use a griddle pan...like I did!
  3. When the pan is hot, lightly oil with a pastry brush or spray with an oil spray and place the plain pancake on it. Let it brown for about a minute or two till, then place ham and cheese on top.
  4. Put the second pesto pancake, pesto-side down to cover the filling and then flip over. Let the other side warm up as well for another minute or two.
  5. Slide unto a plate and cut into wedges.
  6. Serve with tomato slices or wedges. Great as an appetizer, for a quick dinner, savoury brunch, schoolbox special.....an endless list. You could also serve the pesto seperately!
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over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Never thought of stuffing anything into leftover pancakes. Brilliant.

Me

over 3 years ago wssmom

Oh, my, how cool is this?

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about 4 years ago tanyaperez

Yummy recipe!!! Just a suggestion, if you want to make it a bit more high-end for guests, use instead jamon iberico de bellota - aka pata negra or black hoof-. Iberico has a strong and delicious flavor,
I buy mine from BuyJamon.com

BuyJamon.com the market place for iberico ham.

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almost 5 years ago seemeredithcook

(Eek - sorry about the comment overflow! My computer was being slow and I was being impatient. Oops.)

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almost 5 years ago seemeredithcook

Great concept! (And it gives me a fantastic excuse to make pancakes more often.) Can't wait to try - thanks!