Looking for a tasty crowd pleasing treat for Game Day? These Old El Paso Deep Fried Quesadilla’s and Salsa treats will be be welcome treat. I confess, I’m not a huge sports fan, but I always make sure Certain Someone and any guests we may have lack for nothing in the food and drink categories. Using some Old El Paso ingredients, I created this appetizer of a quesadilla’s that’s amplified by frying .
This recipe has just a few uncomplicated steps with a little going a long way.
- 1 package of 10 Old El Paso Soft Tortillas
- 8-9 oz of grated Queso Chihuhua or any Mexican Style Melting Cheese
- 1 12 oz jar Old El Paso Sliced Jalapeño Peppers
- 2-3 eggs beaten
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 6 oz Panko style bread crumbs
- Canola Oil for deep frying
- Kosher Salt
- 1 16 oz jar of Old El Paso Thick and Chunky Salsa
- Assemble 5 tortillas with the grated cheese and a minimum of 4 jalapenos on each one. Do not over stuff with cheese, but have enough.
- Top each with other tortilla and prepare to grill on a dry skillet, indoor grill or Panini maker.
- Grill each quesadilla lightly until cheese has melted and fused the tortillas, but not very crispy. The grilling time should be a little less than how you would normally grill a quesadilla.
- Remove and continue until all 5 are grilled.
- Let cool.
- Using a sharp knife cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges and set aside. You should have 40 wedges.
- Preheat deep fryer or frying pan with oil to 350-370 °
- In a small bowl beat the eggs and milk together.
- Dip a few wedges at a time into the beaten egg mixture. Coat both sides.
- Take the egg covered wedge and then dredge through Panko Crumbs making sure it’s evenly coated. If you want it extra crunchy, repeat the process and double dip.
- Deep fry a few at a time in small batches until deep golden and slightly puffed.
- Drain on paper towel lined tray and sprinkle with salt.
- Keep warm in warming oven at 200 ° until ready to serve.
- Serve with Old El Paso Thick and Chunky Salsa as a dip.
If you want to really dress these up, serve also with guacamole and Sour Cream.
These can be made ahead in stages ( grilling and cutting), then deep fried right before serving.
Or these can make together entirely hours before, and reheated in a 375 ° oven until hot.
Please be sure to check out the Old El Paso site for more great ideas.
Disclosure: I have been compensated by General Mills to develop recipes for the Old El Paso product line. My opinions are my own.