Cheese and Ham Quesadilla

October 19, 2009
3 Ratings
  • Serves 4
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

What You'll Need
  • 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 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 endless list. You could also serve the pesto seperately!

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4 Reviews

boulangere May 14, 2011
Never thought of stuffing anything into leftover pancakes. Brilliant.
wssmom May 13, 2011
Oh, my, how cool is this?
theicp October 19, 2009
(Eek - sorry about the comment overflow! My computer was being slow and I was being impatient. Oops.)
theicp October 19, 2009
Great concept! (And it gives me a fantastic excuse to make pancakes more often.) Can't wait to try - thanks!