Sweet Corn Poblano Quesadillas

These corn poblano quesadillas are so easy and delicious. I fill corn tortillas with corn, poblanos, onions and cheese and griddle until crispy.

We basically snacked our way through the weekend. Okay, so I snacked through the weekend. Sometimes after a few weeks of holiday food I a. don’t want to cook (we’ve discussed this) and b. I just want a little quick, brainless somethin-somethin that maybe comes with some sort of dip? but it definitely doesn’t consist of a main dish with sides. Quesadillas are those things for me.

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Like so many people I make quesadillas all the time with good ol’ flour tortillas. I always keep some on hand for things like fajitas, turkey roll-ups or ‘dillas. This summer I tried to make my own flour tortillas from scratch. Epic fail. My arms were exhausted from trying to roll them out as thin as humanly possible… in the end the dough ended up too tough and well I vowed I’d never make them again. But I’m not one to give up, so I’m sure once the memory of that nightmare of a day in the kitchen is somewhat in the distant past I’ll give it a go, but this time I’m opting to use a tortilla press.

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For these cheesy quesadillas, I’m switching things up and using yellow corn tortillas. With a little oil in a pan or on a griddle they fry up to crispy perfection. I love that distinct corn taste… it’s like you’re eating a tortilla chip sandwich. Crazy? Maybe. Good? Oh heck yes.

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Add a tablespoon of oil to a griddle and preheat to 375 degrees.

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Spread it around to evenly coat.

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While the griddle is doing its thing, halve, peel and slice 1 large sweet onion.

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Cut the stems off two poblano peppers. Use a paring knife and cut around center seeds and membrane and remove.

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Add the onions onto the hot griddle, season with a pinch of salt and cook for 3 to 4 minutes to soften.

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Then add the poblano, another pinch of salt and cook for 3 to 4 minutes more.

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Add the corn…

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Toss it all around and then spread it all out into an even layer on the griddle. Leave it alone…

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While you grate up 6 ounces of Monterey jack cheese… and measure out 1/2 cup of Cotija.

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Grab 8 yellow corn tortilla shells.

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Once the corn, onions and poblano have good color to them, gather’em up…

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…and drop it all into an awaiting bowl.

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Add more oil, about a tablespoon, and spread it around the griddle.

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Lay the tortillas down and sprinkle with a little cheese so the vegetables will stick to them a bit.

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Divide veggies among the tortillas…

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Top with jack and Cotija cheese…

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A second tortilla…

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…and very carefully flip once the underneath is crispy and golden brown.

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While the second side is grilling I whipped up a little bowl of cilantro lime crema. It’s just a 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 a lime (juiced) and 1 tablespoon minced cilantro leaves.

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Cut the crispy corn poblano quesadillas in half, serve on a platter with the bowl-o-crema, a few limes and next to a few ice cold coronas ;).

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Yup. That’s the perfect my bite.

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Excuse me while I unhinge my jaw and inhale this stack of corn poblano quesadillas.

Enjoy! And if you give this Corn Poblano Quesadillas recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Sweet Corn, Poblano + Onion Yellow Corn Quesadillas

It's an app... it's a snack... it's the crispiest, cheesiest, poblano, corn and onion quesadillas EVER!

Yield: 4 quesadillas

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons sunflower oil or extra light olive oil, divided

1 large sweet onion, halved and sliced thin

2 poblano peppers, seeds removed and sliced into rings

kosher salt

1 cup (cooked) sweet corn or thawed if frozen

6 ounces freshly grated Monterey Jack cheese (or pepper jack for some spice)

1/2 cup Cotija cheese

8 yellow corn tortillas

cilantro lime crema:

1/2 cup sour cream

juice of 1/2 a lime

1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro

a pinch of salt

Directions:

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil on a griddle at 375 degrees.

Add onions and a pinch of salt, use tongs to toss and spread out. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add poblano peppers and another pinch of salt. Toss and cook for 3 to 4 minutes more. Add corn, toss and spread in an even layer. Allow the vegetables to cook, undisturbed for 3 to 4 more minutes in order to caramelize. Using tongs, transfer vegetables to a nearby bowl.

Add remaining oil to the griddle, spread it out evenly and lay down tortillas. Sprinkle with a little grated jack cheese. Divide vegetables among tortillas, top with Monterey jack cheese and Cotija. Top with second tortilla and carefully flip once the underneath is crispy and deep golden, then repeat.

Cut in half and serve with cilantro lime crema.

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6 Responses to “Sweet Corn Poblano Quesadillas”

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    Jessie {Life As A Strawberry} — January 5, 2015 at 1:10 am

    OHHHHH these quesadillas sound so perfect! I’m having one of those days where I know I want to eat something very specific but I can’t quite figure out what that something specific is…and then I saw THESE and I was like YES THAT IS WHAT I WANT TO EAT. I think I’ll be giving these a try in the very near future…thanks!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 5, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Mmmm these look unreal! Totally in love.

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    Tom @ Raise Your Garden — January 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

    My S-I-L can’t have flour tortillas, we when she comes over for Mexican Night, we make sure we have corn ones on hand. And you tried to make your own? Well…..I guess you have a food blog so that makes sense but we would never do! Good luck. Love this, having Dillas tonight and can’t wait.

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    Annalise+@+Completely+Delicious — January 5, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    These sound awesome!

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    Jaime — January 5, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    To anyone near a Costco in an area with a large Hispanic population, do yourself a favor and check to see if they have the raw corn tortillas that are already pressed, you just cook them yourself on a hot dry skillet for about 30 seconds a side. One word: AMAZING. The raw flour ones are also delicious (I don’t buy cooked ones anymore) but the corn…oh man the corn ones….they are DIVINE. If you are wondering about their authenticity, it was the Mexican gals at my work who introduced me to them. Haha.

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    ashley — January 5, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Oh, Laurie, you had me at margarita. You mentioned margaritas, right? These look divine! Can’t wait to try them.

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