A quesadilla is a Mexican snack food made of cheese (and
occasionally other ingredients) on a folded corn or wheat
tortilla and cooked
until the cheese melts. The word comes from Spanish, and literally means either
"cheese tortilla" or "cheesecake".
Left: A quesadilla, cut into wedges.
While cheese is the most common filling, other ingredients
are also used in traditional Mexican quesadillas.
Fillings may include: pumpkin flower, beans, sausage,
chicken, carne asada, ham, refried beans, maple syrup, sour cream, avocado or
guacamole, potatoes, spinach, mushrooms, raw eggs, scrambled eggs, hamburger,
yak, shrimp, bacon, etc.
Salsas may also be added.
Mexican quesadillas are cooked in a comal
(a griddle or grill typically used in Mexican cooking), but quesadillas
can also be deep fried in oil resulting in fried