Thursday, August 28, 2008

Cheese, Egg, and Caramelized Onion Quesadilla

It was breakfast for dinner for Abby tonight... with a twist! She had these with a side of herbed peach-plum salad.

Cheese, Egg, and Caramelized Onion Quesadilla
Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 5 minutes

1 tsp butter
1/2 small onion, sliced thin
1 egg and 1 egg white
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 whole wheat tortilla (fajita size)

In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onion and fry for about 5 minutes, until it begins to brown. Turn the heat down to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are nicely browned, about 10 minutes more. Remove the onion to a cutting board and dice it. Beat the egg and egg white together in a bowl and scramble the egg in the skillet over medium heat.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Cut the tortilla in half; on one half, layer 1/2 of the cheese, then the diced onion, scrambled egg, and finish with the other 1/2 of the cheese. Top with the other half. Put the quesadilla on a cookie sheet and bake for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges before serving.

Abby loved this; she called it "pizza," and being a big believer in the power of marketing, I let her think it was pizza. Whatever it takes to get her to try new things!

1 comment:

Brooke said...

These were so yummy. Jarett loved them and he won't eat zucchini otherwise. I'll definately make them again.