10 interesting facts about quesadilla
We love Mexican food. Beside the fact that it’s so tasty, we love it because there are so many interesting facts to learn about it. Let us tell you 10 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about quesadilla.
1. Quesadilla is a dish that came from Colonial Mexico.
2. The meaning of the name is “little cheesy thing.”
3. This popular Mexican dish consists of a tortilla that’s filled primarily with cheese and sometimes meat, beans, vegetables, guacamole and spices. It’s cooked on a griddle or stove. Traditionally, a corn tortilla is used, but there are quesadillas with flour tortillas as well.
4. It was originally a dessert invented by the Aztecs. They used to stuff them with squash and pumpkin and bake them in clay ovens.
5. Quesadillas provide a good amount of carbs and fat. They are also a good source of calcium and fiber.
6. Oaxaca cheese, which has a similar texture to mozzarella, was traditionally used to make quesadilla.
7. Mexican quesadillas are traditionally cooked on a comal, which is also used to prepare tortillas. As a variation, the quesadillas can be fried in oil.
8. While quesadillas in most of Mexico come with cheese, the quesadillas culture is different in Mexico City, where they do not automatically come with cheese unless you ask for it.
9. National Quesadilla Day is celebrated on September 25th.
10. One out of three people in America makes a quesadilla once a week.
If you’re one of the people who love to eat quesadilla, come visit us at Chicago Waffles and let us make a steak quesadilla or a veggie quesadilla for you. We guarantee you will love both!