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Quesadilla is a Mexican dish and type of taco, consisting of a tortilla that is filled mainly with cheese, and sometimes meat, beans and spices, and then cooked on the lattice. Corn tortilla is traditionally used, but it can also be made with flour, especially in northern Mexico and the United States.

A full quesadilla consists of two tortillas with a layer of cheese in between. Half is single tortilla filled with cheese and folded in a crescent shape. A quick version of quesadilla, a cheese tortilla, is microwave-cooked and often served to children.

Quesadilla origins in colonial Mexico. Quesadillas as a food has changed and evolved over the years as people experimented with different varieties. Quesadillas are often sold in Mexican restaurants around the world.

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In central and southern regions of Mexico, a quesadilla is a flat circle of cooked corn masa called a tortilla, warmed to soften it enough to be folded in half and then filled. They are usually stuffed with Oaxaca cheese, a soft Mexican cheese made using the pasta filata method (stretched curd). The quesadilla is then cooked with a comal until the cheese has completely melted. They are usually prepared without adding oil. Quesadillas are often served with green or red salsa, chopped onions and guacamole. Although Oaxaca (or string) cheese is the most common filling, other ingredients are also used to complement or even replace cheese. This may include boiled vegetables such as chorizo potatoes, squash blossoms, mushrooms, epazote, huitlacoche and various types of cooked meats such as chicharron, tinga made of chicken or beef flavors, or cooked pork. In some places, quesadillas are supplemented with other ingredients besides the existing fillings. The most common are avocados or guacamole, chopped onions, tomatoes, serrano chili, and coriander are common. Salsa can also be added as a topping.

Mexican quesadillas are traditionally made with a comal, which is also used to make tortillas. Alternatively, quesadillas can be fried in oil to make quesadillas fritas. The main difference is that while the traditional ones are made by filling partially cooked tortillas and then cooked until the cheese is melted, the fried ones are cooked like a pastry by cooking the raw mass into small circles, then covering them with the filling and, finally, folding the quesadilla to form the pastry. Then immersed in hot oil until outer part turn golden and crispy.

Other options include the use of wheat flour tortillas, especially in northern Mexico. Wheat dough is most often used instead of corn masa.

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