fried quesadillas

Fried quesadillas are a Mexican favorite! Made from pockets of fresh masa that are filled with cheese and various fillings and then fried until golden brown.

Let’s get started!

Ingredients Needed

This recipe uses shredded Oaxaca cheese, but feel free to use Chihuahua or Monterey jack cheese.

*Quick Tip!*

- chicken - cheese - masa harina - water - salt - oil

Knead together the masa harina, water, and salt in a large bowl until the water is absorbed. Form the dough into 8 equal-sized balls.


Press and flatten each ball of dough into a circle using a tortilla press. Place 2 tablespoons of cheese and 2 tablespoons of chicken in the center of each one. 


n a deep skillet add enough oil to fill it up about halfway. Cook them in batches of 2 and fry each side for about 2 minutes.


Plate the fried quesadillas with a drizzle of Mexican crema, some chopped cilantro, and your favorite salsa!


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Isabel Orozco-Moore