Food & Drink

Cheese quesadillas

Cheese quesadillas

1 clove garlic, smashed

8 small flour tortillas

12 ounces Mexican or cheddar cheese, crumbled or grated

1 cup chopped cooked chicken or steak, optional

1/4 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Chopped cilantro, optional

Makes 4 servings.

Rub garlic on both sides of the tortillas. Evenly sprinkle grated cheese over 4 of the tortillas. Top evenly with chicken, if using. Season with the salt and pepper to taste. Place the remaining tortillas on top of the filling; press down lightly.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add tortillas; cook, turning once, in batches if necessary, until tortillas turn light brown and cheese melts, about 2 minutes per side. Slice in wedges to serve. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutritional information per serving: 679 calories, 52 percent of calories from fat, 39 g fat, 20 g saturated fat, 89 mg cholesterol, 52 g carbohydrates, 29 g protein, 1,297 mg sodium, 3 g fiber.