Huitlacoche Quesadillas
Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: About 12
  • •2 TBSP olive oil
  • •1 lb fresh huitlacoche or 2 8-oz cans
  • •1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • •2 garlic cloves, minced
  • •1 or 2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
  • •2 tsp dry epazote or 1 tbsp fresh one, chopped
  • •salt and pepper to taste
  • •1/4 pound Oaxaca cheese or any other melting cheese
  • •12 corn tortillas
  1. Sautee onion in olive oil on a large frying pan. When the onion becomes translucent add the garlic and sautee for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add huitlacoche, pepper and epazote and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes stirring constantly. This will prevent the huitlacoche from oozing a lot of liquid and becoming slimy.
  3. Season to taste and when it becomes tender turn heat off and set apart.
  4. In a griddle, comal or large pan, make the quesadillas by warming up the tortillas a little bit then stuffing them with cheese slices and some of the cooked huitlacoche and folding them in half.
  5. Serve with avocado or fresh salsa and enjoy!
Recipe by What's Cooking, Mexico? at