Fried Quesadillas, Mexican Food

Today’s video is another Mexican dish, so easy and delicious and it’s perfect to use any leftover you have in your refrigerator! I hope you can give these a try!

  • 4 lbs Fresh  Masa ( or Instant Corn Masa)
  • 1 Lb. Shredded Asadero Cheese
  • ½ - 1 C Water 
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable Oil for Frying

For the Filling, you can use whatever leftovers you happen to have in your fridge.

Place the masa (or instant corn masa) in a large bowl, then season it with plenty of salt, add about ½ cup water, if you need to add more water feel free to do so,  you need to add enough water to be able to knead the masa into a soft and uniform dough,  (if you are using Instant corn masa, please read the instruction on the package to check on how much liquid you need to add!)

The masa should be soft, without any bumps, and it shouldn’t be sticky or runny at all. I recommend that you start adding only ½ cup of water and then if you need to add more, just do it slowly or one tablespoon at a time.

Once the masa is ready, now you can make the Quesadillas.  Preheat plenty of Vegetable oil.

Grab about 2-3 tablespoons of the masa and roll it to form a small ball.  Place the masa ball in between two pieces of plastic wrap and press it down with a tortilla press.  You want the ball to be completely fat and thin like a regular Corn Tortilla.

Once you have the tortilla, remove the top plastic wrap, then top the tortilla with some of the shredded cheese, then fold the tortilla in half to make the Quesadilla, and press along the side to seal the edges.  Keep on repeating these steps until they are all done.

Once the oil is hot, now fry the quesadillas.  You will fry them for about 3-4 minutes or until well cooked, and you want them to get nice and golden brown and crunchy on all sides.  Once they are ready, place them on paper towels to drain the excess oil, and just keep on frying the quesadillas until you are done.

While the Quesadillas are still warm, now slice them open, grab a small knife and unseal them so you can stuff them with your favorite filling.

Serve with some lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, pickled pork skin add your favorite salsa and garnish with Mexican Cream!