Cheese and Ham Quesadilla

October 19, 2009
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!
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  • 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
In This Recipe
  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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For the first 9 years of my life I hated food and really loved sugar till Wimpy (British Fast Food chain) changed my life! These days, all grown up, I've junked junk food and spend my days and nights on a quest - to find and share the sweet, sweet nectar that's food in The #NewNigerianKitchen! Dreaming, cooking, eating and writing...about and adoring a strong food community that's big and bold enough to embrace the world's diverse cuisines - I'm passionate about celebrating Nigerian cuisine in its entirety. Why do I love food so? It is forgiving. Make a recipe. Have it go bad....but wake up tomorrow and you can have another go at succeeding! Only with food!