Sweet Potato Quesadillas

"Very different but we think they are so good."
photo by Frau Frau photo by Frau Frau
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  • In large non-stick skillet, heat vegetable oil.
  • Sauté onions and garlic until the onions are transparent.
  • Add in the sweet potatoes, oregano, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne.
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking.
  • When the sweet potatoes are tender, remove the filling from the heat and add salt and pepper; stirring to mix.
  • Evenly spread the sweet potato mixture onto the tortillas; sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cheese onto each tortilla.
  • Fold tortilla in half over filling.
  • Either clean out the skillet you just used or get another large non-stick skillet and add a little oil; heat on medium high heat.
  • Place the quesadillas in a heated nonstick skillet and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted and the filling is hot.
  • Add more oil to skillet as needed and cook in batches.
  • Serve with salsa and sour cream.

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  1. Yummy and interesting. A nice change from the sweet marshmallow recipes for Sweet potatoes. A good lunch or light dinner. Just one large sweet potato will give you the 4 cups of shredded that you need. The potato doesn't mash and become creamy, it stays more firm. It tastes similar to Indian food with the savory and sweet together. Definitely worth a try.
  2. This recipe is from "Moosewood Restaurant Cooks At Home" which is full great vegetarian recipes and a few fish recipes. I serve this with a mango salsa that I either make (from the Moosewood website) or buy at Bristol Farms. A great way to serve sweet potatoes or yams without adding a ton of butter or some sugar.
  3. I forgot to give you your stars! Sorry!
  4. These were very good and a little different from your average quesadilla. The sweet potato cooks down alot, so don't think you're going to have too much, just follow the recipe.
  5. Surprising but tasty dish. I didn't grate the potato, just microwaved until soft and easy to peel, then roughly chopped it into the onions. I didn't measure anything, so my proportions might have been off, but the combination was great. Thinking of frau frau's comment about indian food, I added curry powder, and left out the cayenne. I'll be making this again



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