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I'm a mentor, and my "mentee" is a wonderful Latina middle schooler who shares my love of cooking. Her specialty is quesadillas. So today we picked up some ingredients and using my leftover grilled chicken we made lunch for my daughters. I set up my griddle then watched her magic.
Here's her simple method:
Get the griddle heated.
Lightly butter BOTH sides of a flour tortilla. Warm both sides on the griddle.
Put the filling on one half of the tortilla - we used a Mexican shredded cheese blend and sliced grilled chicken. She likes to use ham.
Turn half the tortilla over onto the filling, like a calzone, and crimp the edges shut with your spatula end.
Keep grilling and flipping until the outsides are nicely crisped.
So DOY! I had been doing the ridiculous method of trying to fill two tortillas at a time, like a giant round sandwich, and attempting to flip that. Of course every flip resulted in a grill covered with loose cheese and meat. Never too old to learn I guess.