Mistakes Commonly Made When Cooking Quesadillas

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Based in Smyrna, Georgia, Aric Keck is a sales and business development professional with years of experience in software and hardware technology sales, currently serving as a regional manager with Vectra Networks. In his free time, Aric Keck enjoys cooking, especially Italian and Mexican cuisine.

Quesadillas are one of the easiest and most satisfying Mexican dishes to prepare at home. However, it is also easy to make mistakes. Here are some to avoid:

1. Using corn tortillas. Corn tortillas are great for tacos, but quesadillas require flour tortillas: the flour is more pliable and will hold the cheese and filling together. Flour quesadillas are also easier to flip.

2. Using two tortillas. It is tempting to make larger quesadillas with two tortillas laid flat on top of each other, but the folded, half-moon approach is much easier to handle. First, fill one side of the tortilla with cheese and filling, then fold the other half over.

3. Overstuffing. To avoid breaking apart and spilling the contents, limit the quesadilla to two heaping tablespoons of filling per tortilla, aiming for a balance of cheese and filling.

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