Brie Quesadilla with a French twist, using a savory Brie cheese – So good! You ask, what is a Quesadila? It is a flour or a corn tortilla filled with a savory mixture containing cheese, and other ingredients of your choice. It is then grilled. Quesadillas are a very satisfying snack food with gooey melted brie cheese.
They are a perfect finger food for your family or a large party guests, plus they do not take much effort to prepare and cook. Unless you have a skillet that is large enough to hold two tortillas, it is easiest to use two skillets.
- 4 flour tortillas, about 8 inches across*
- 1/2 pound Brie Cheese, cut into thin slices
- 1/3 cup ripe tomatoes, chopped
- 1 large avocado, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, finely-chopped
- 2 tablespoons scallions (green onions), finely chopped
- Dash of hot pepper sauce
- Salt and freshly-ground pepper to taste
- Green onions or scallions, finely chopped, for garnish
If your griddle is not a non-stick, lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray. Heat your griddle (I like to use my cast-iron griddle) on medium-low heat.
Place two (2) flour tortillas on your skillet set over low heat. Arrange half of the Brie slices on top of each tortilla. Top each tortilla with half of the tomatoes, avocado, parsley, scallions, hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper.
Let cook for 2 minutes, using a spatula to loosen the tortilla from the bottom of the skillet to make sure it’s not sticking. Place another tortilla on top of each of the tortillas and very carefully, using a wide spatula, flip the quesadilla over and cook another 2 to 4 minutes, or until the cheese is just melted.
Remove from the skillet and cut each quesadilla into quarters. Sprinkle with the scallion garnish and serve hot.
Serves 2 as a main course and 4 to 8 as a snack.