Squash blossoms, part 2: Squash blossom quesadilla

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After squash blossom experiment part 1, I had some unsused blossoms and thought I’d try Paula’s quesadilla idea. Here we go:

Squash Blossom, Onion and Orange Bell Pepper Quesadilla

You’ll need:

2 large tortillas

about 1 cup of mexican cheese (I buy the blended, packaged kind from the store)

6 or 7 squash blossoms

1/4 of 1 chopped yellow onion

1/2 of 1 chopped orange bell pepper (green or red would work fine also)

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil

First, cook your bell pepper, garlic and onion in olive oil until they are soft. This takes a while so I add water to keep them from burning and to speed up the cooking process. Just make sure to cook all the liquid out before putting them in the quesadilla.

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When the onions and peppers are almost done, thrown in the squash blossoms.

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Cook until the squash blossoms are wilted. Remove the veggies from the skillet and set aside.

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Wipe out the skillet or grab another and let the vegetable oil heat up. I assemble the quesadilla by putting one tortilla down in the pan, adding cheese, then the veggies, a little more cheese and then the second tortilla. I know, it’s not rocket science.

Now just let the tortilla brown on both sides and make sure the cheese is all melted (medium to med-high is a good stove setting).

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No need for a fancy pan that makes those cool grill marks, but if you want it, here it is.