Apple, Cheddar and Bacon Quesadillas with Caramelized Shallots
- Prep Time 0:15
- Cook Time 0:06
- Estimated Cost $7.00
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Honestly, I just wanted to make a quick quesadilla for dinner, clean up the kitchen and be done for the night, but you know me—I can’t just cook something and eat it like a normal person—I have to memorialize it. It just looked so pretty and the evening light was so lovely and my camera was sitting right there and I just couldn’t resist.
So here you go. Now I’m really turning off my computer.
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil Pantry
- 2 shallots, sliced thinly $0.50
- 2 slices raw, uncured bacon $1
- 2 whole wheat tortillas $2.50 for 6
- 1 Granny Smith (or other tart) apple, sliced thinly $0.50
- 2 oz. white or yellow cheddar cheese, sliced very thinly $2.50 for 8 oz.
- salt and pepper to taste Pantry
- Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan over medium-low heat and add the shallots. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until shallots are very soft.
- While shallots caramelize, cook the bacon on both sides in a large dry frying pan over medium-high heat until very crisp (2-3 minutes). Drain on paper towels and chop roughly. Reserve half of the bacon grease in the frying pan.
- To assemble the tortillas, place 1/4 of the bottom half of a tortilla in an even layer. Top with a layer of sliced apples and chopped bacon. Top with another 1/4 of the cheese. Fold tortilla over so you have a half circle. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
- Cook the quesadillas in the bacon grease (or use olive oil if you prefer) for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the tortilla is crisp and the cheese has melted.
- Serve the quesadillas cut into wedges, topped with the caramelized shallots.