I've talked before about my son's overwhelming love of onions, both raw and cooked....and my bewilderment over this fact. Raw onions have such a strong and intense flavor, yet I have seen him on more than one occasion eat handfuls of raw onions until his breath was so strong I had to turn my face away. Of course cooking onions makes them sweeter and much less sharp, but I’ve still seen some kids respond poorly to their texture. Believe me, I like onions every now and then, but my little guy could eat them morning, noon and night.
However, the real surprise came last week after I had made this recipe. Chloe had just woken up from her nap and there were several remaining pieces of the Onion and Cheese Quesadilla I had made for Kenya's school lunch resting on the cutting board in the kitchen. She saw them and chirped, "I want some quesadilla". I haven't seen Chloe eat onions often, but I didn't say anything and handed her a piece. I expected her to take one bite and be done with it. Three slices later I was proved wrong. Very wrong, obviously. Could it be that I have two onion loving kids? Then again, is it really so weird for kids to like onions or is it just weird that I think it's so odd? No matter what the answers are, my guys loved this recipe and since it's so easy to make, I see a lot more onions in my future.
Onion and Cheese Quesadilla (Serves 4)
- 1 Tbsp Canola or Vegetable Oil
- 1 Small Red Onion, sliced thin
- 1/4 Tsp Kosher Salt
- 2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded & divided
- 4 Tortillas, flour, spelt or whole wheat
Preparation1. Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and sauté onions and salt for 6 minutes or until golden. Remove and set aside.
2. Place one tortilla in a dry pan over medium heat, sprinkle 1 cup of cheese over tortilla and top with half the cooked onions.
3. Top with another tortilla and heat through, about 3 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted and tortilla is slightly toasted.
4. Repeat with the remaining ingredients for the second quesadilla.
5. Cut into wedges and serve.