Turkey Quesadilla and Mom’s Favorite Lunch

lunch on 18 Dec 2014: turkey quesadilla with veggie straws and apple slices

lunch on 18 Dec 2014: turkey quesadilla with veggie straws and apple slices

The kiddos were very happy with their lunch today of turkey quesadillas with veggie straws and apples. I didn’t have to go to campus today, so I got to make my favorite lunch at home: anything fried with an egg and tortilla.

It’s quite simple. You start with some chopped up veggies, which you throw into a hot cast iron pan in a little oil. I used cauliflower leaves and spinach, because that’s what I had wilting in the fridge.

sauteed greens with a scrambled egg and pepper sauce

sauteed greens with a scrambled egg and pepper sauce

Once the veggies start to get soft, crack an egg right into the pan and scramble it around with a fork. Now is a good time to add some shakes of hot sauce and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper.

grated cheese on top the egg and veggies

grated cheese on top the egg and veggies

As the egg starts to set, throw in some fresh grated fancy cheese. Or, just use cheapo pre-shredded grocery story cheese (oh, the shame!) like I did.

tortilla on top of the cheesy mix

tortilla on top of the cheesy mix

Now smush a tortilla onto the whole cheesy mess and press it down with a spatula. After about a minute, with confidence and zest for life, flip that baby over and crisp up the tortilla for a few seconds. If all goes well, most of the egg mixture will stick to the bottom of the tortilla as you flip it over.

open-faced eggadilla with salsa on top

open-faced eggadilla with salsa on top

Slide the tortilla onto a plate and serve with salsa on top. This open-faced eggadilla is the best meal for one ever. It takes less than 10 minutes, start to finish and it feels like a real treat: part frittata, part quesadilla, all good.

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