Simple Tortilla Toastie

This is more of an idea than a recipe! But it’s really simple and very tasty, especially for lunches, for snacking with friends or for when you’re a bit inebriated and you can’t really cook all too much.

Instead of using bread as a usual toastie does, this crisps up deliciously and creates a sort of pizza you can slice up and serve for everyone. I always keep tortillas in my freezer as they defrost in minutes, or for this recipe, you can use from frozen.

It is a Quesadilla, as it uses tortillas, but what I put in isn’t at all traditional. You can put anything you want in it, cooked chopped chicken, roasted red peppers and any type of cheese you like. I use things I tend to have in that pack flavour. Might sound odd, but try this combo as it works so well!



2 large tortillas

2 slices of parma ham or prosciutto (or any cured meat)

Half a ball of fresh mozzarella / or a handful of grated mozzarella 

1 tomato, sliced

1/2 small red onion, sliced

4 fresh basil leaves, ripped up into pieces

2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

Start by putting a large frying pan on a low heat and place in one of the tortillas. Rip up the mozzarella and layer this onto the tortilla. Next, rip up the ham and add this on top, followed by the tomato, onion, basil and finally, spoon the sweet chilli sauce all over. Once you have added all the ingredients the cheese should be starting to melt. Put the other tortilla on top, press down and leave for 2 minutes. Now to turn over. Pop a plate onto the tortilla, turn the pan over and turn out (it should be brown and crisp). Place this back into the pan and cook again until the cheese has melted and the other side is crispy.

Slice up into segments and serve!

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