I'm somewhat amazed that this recipe hasn't made it to Dinner Tonight already, between Nick being an unabashed Rick Bayless devotee and me having cooked it at least five or six times, which happens to me with recipes only rarely...
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There are a few tricks when it comes to making great quesadillas. Stuffing plays no small part in it. The day after Thanksgiving, that means turkey, along with shredded cheese (a good melting one like Jack or mozzarella-like Oaxacan string cheese), a secondary ingredient (you can go with leftover sweet potatoes or brussels sprouts or, as in this case, canned beans), and—and this is of vital importance—something pickled. Here's how it's done.
Freshly made, crisp tortillas, filled with chicken, gooey cheese, and a tomatillo salsa make a fun and fast weeknight dinner.
They're dairy-free, wonderfully crispy around the edges, and feel like an appropriate "thank you" to late-winter citrus. Including cooking time, these orange-cranberry muffins come together in about 30 minutes and cost a few nickels each. Mama likes.
Crispy and golden brown on the outside, creamy and tender in the middle with some good garlicky mayo (aïoli, if you will) for dipping in, the key to a really great rösti is twofold.
When cheap just isn't cheap enough, Chinatown is there for you. What follows are recommendations for thirteen sweet and savory snacks to fill the belly and warm the soul—most for $2 and under.
Doing things right at Neerob, a Bangladeshi eatery in Parkchester, requires committing to a method of eating usually discouraged at American dinner tables. Skip the plastic utensils the staff obligingly provide and, instead, stick to your hands. In place of a fork or spoon, scoop up chunks of the dishes and spread them over patches of steaming white rice, making sure not to mix the dishes. Then eat. (Just remember to stick to your right hand.)
For creamier potatoes with a slightly less crisp crust, substitute Yukon Gold potatoes for russets. Duck fat, turkey fat, or chicken fat will give the best results, but bacon fat or olive oil will work well.