Growing up in Singapore, we sometimes had quesadillas for breakfast. Except, we never knew they were quesadillas. My mom called them tee-TOR-lees, and we kids just followed and called them titorlys too. It was years later (after many delicious titorlys) that I saw the packaging for the tortillas saying 'tortilla', before I confronted my mom with the tortilla-titorly fiasco. Indeed, titorlys are a mispronunciation on the word tortilla, and I have for even more years tried to change the way my mom (and brothers) pronounce it but have so far failed miserably. I guess some things should stay as family quirks. Imagine when I break the news that they are actually called quesadillas! *haha*
Ingredients (2 servings)
- 4 flour tortillas (burrito sized)
- 4 oz Mexican blend cheese
or 1 oz cheddar cheese
1 oz Monterrey Jack cheese
1 oz Asadero cheese
1 oz Queso Quesadilla
- 1 chicken thigh, deskinned and diced
- 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
- 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1+1 teaspoons butter
- In a heated pan, add oil and fry the chicken with the taco seasoning until cooked.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- Add 1 teaspoon of butter in a heated pan, and add one tortilla to the pan.
- Add 1/2 oz of cheese to the tortilla, and add chicken and tomatoes on top of the cheese.
- Add another 1/2 oz of cheese on top of the chicken and tomatoes, then add another tortilla over that.
- When the bottom of the tortilla is golden brown, flip the quesadilla and toast the other tortilla until it is golden brown too.
- Remove from heat, slice into 6 pieces and serve.
|now, try resisting that!|