When it comes to tortillas, I prefer them made with corn. But, a local company here in my area makes a thick flour tortilla that's good for making quesadillas or pan grilled "pizza." I often turn to these tortillas when I'm not in the mood to think very much about making dinner. What would life be like without tortillas? A lot more stressful, in my opinion. On Sunday, I cooked these tortillas in a heavy skillet with Jack cheese, caramelized onions, roasted asparagus, and some fava beans braised in a bit of cream. Very simple, and a great way to use up odds and ends from the fridge. While it was a thrown together meal, it was delicious.
As I made the meal, Carrie The Cow watched and silently asked when I would submit her picture for this month's Centerpiece Of The Month created by the lovely Janelle at Talk Of Tomatoes. Carrie is actually a very cute watering can, but she also does double duty as a vase for flowers. These are from my garden, and help Carrie feel like a Happy California Cow.
As for the tortilla pizza, my way is to use a heavy, oil-free skillet heated until it's hot. I cook one side of the tortilla for about a minute or two, then flip it over and put cheese on top. I also added some left-over caramelized onions and cooked it over medium high heat until the cheese had melted.
You can cover the pan to speed it along. When the cheese has melted and the bottom of the tortilla has started to brown a little, add toppings of your choice. I used roasted asparagus and cream braised fava beans. It was quite delicious. I made one for Bob and then another for me. Then I said a prayer of thanks to the person who invented tortillas.