Spur-of-the-Moment Essentials: Pizza Quesadilla
Andy Anderson !
I am going to show you how to cook them, and then give you ideas on what to put in them. Oh, and no sauce in the quesadilla, serve that on the side.
So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen
·street size flour tortillas, two per quesadilla
·sweet butter, unsalted
·plain mayonnaise, i prefer duke’s
·meat, no meat
·tomato sauce, on the side
How to Make Spur-of-the-Moment Essentials: Pizza Quesadilla
- Best Cheeses for Pizza
Before making any pizza, you need cheese, but not just any old cheese, it is essential to understand what makes a cheese a good cheese for pizza.
It needs to have:
• Good browning capability without burning.
• Just the right melting structure that will melt smoothly, and still retain a certain thickness.
• Stretchability that leaves those yummy strands clinging to the pizza as you pull away your slice.
• Low fat content helps the cheese to achieve that perfect stretch and melt
• Low moisture levels helps the cheese develop that awesome browning without burning
With that said, these are some of my favorite cheeses to use when making pizzas:
One more thing, never buy pre-shredded cheese, they come with things like cellulose (that comes from trees). Either cut off slices of fresh cheese from a bloc or shred your own.
- Best Meats for a Pizza
Lots of good stuff out there… here are a few of my favorites:
Pepperoni is a good call on any pizza. To get rid of some the excess grease I usually put them between two paper towels and nuke them for about 20 seconds before tossing them on the pie.
Similar to pepperoni, with a deeper flavor.
A good Italian sausage is best if crumbled and spread all over the pizza; although, I sometimes like it in chunks. Do not forget to precook and drain as much of the excess grease as possible.
Precooked, diced, and crispy, bacon is always a good choice
Thinly sliced and spread over the pizza like a comforting blanket… Yummy.
Placed on the pie whole or sliced up. Italian pork/beef meatballs are the way to go.
Cooked and shredded chicken with some Italian spices, or how about some buffalo chicken, served with some ranch dressing as a dipping sauce… Do I have your attention?