Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Arizona Cheese Crisp | How to make Cheese Crisp with Jalapeno

We are starting the final week of BM#53. I selected to make Tortilla Based Dishes from here. I have been so taken in by the Tortilla dishes, and have tried quite some before. Tortillas are either corn based or flour based. Basically these are just like our own rotis, though made with all purpose flour.

I have made my own wheat based tortillas, however as I read its mostly all purpose flour or corn that's used. I even went in search for Masa Harina, then settled for an homemade version. There is no point in procuring a while packet just for one recipe, even if I might end up using the rest.

Anyway even though I have been reading so much on the Mexican cuisine and know its much like our Indian Cuisine, I was so in for surprise when I started to read more about the varieties one could make with Tortillas. Infact at one point I was so confused. Its like you change the shape or filling, the dish is called differently.


So I decided I would just select dishes that I haven't attempted yet and make it. I have done Sandwich Wrap, Quesadilla, Tacos, Chimichanga, Enchiladas and Burritos. Some might have a slight Indian flavour added, I ensured the basic recipe remain the same. I must say we have enjoyed each one of them. Whats not to love in these dishes, all spicy and cheesy!

That brings me to the dish for the day, Arizona cheese crisp! I was literally struck and surprised on seeing such a simple, yet addictive dish that has missed my eyes. After eating it, I really wondered how on earth this escaped my eyes all these years. I was ruing the times I have dumped my store bought tortillas that had become dry, not being suitable to make any of ther other versions.

And I actually read through the internet to be really sure if this was as simple as it seem. Yes and what a treat! It takes just under 10 mins and you have such a delicious snack. Best part was, my kids simply loved it, including Chinnu.
I had this for my dinner and I made it after everybody had their dinner. So it was pretty late and the boys were trying to help with the setup. These days both want to help me setting up my things before I could shoot. So Chinnu was actively involved. Seeing how it looked, he asked if it was pizza. I said its sort of and when the shooting was done, rest all came up for tasting, when suddenly Chinnu too said he wanted to taste. he was so taken in that he wanted me to make it again for him right away.

Konda said since this takes all under 10 mins, I should be making it again right way. So this is something you must make it, if you have already.

I used Green and Red Jalapenos on top, the hot spice was right for me, I removed it for the kids.

As per Wiki, an Arizona cheese crisp is an open-faced, flour tortilla covered in shredded cheese, baked until crisp on top. It can have strips of green chilies, and served as bite sized pies.


 
Arizona Cheese Crisp

Ingredients Needed:

Flour Tortilla - 1 big
Cheese, grated - 4 -5 tbsp (I used processed cheese, Mozzarella, Cheddar and Parmesan)
Jalapenos, green and red - 2 nos
Unsalted butter - 1 tbsp

How to make the Cheese Crisp

Pre heat the oven at 200 C.

Brush the tortillas with butter all over.

Bake for 4 mins, Depending on how thick your tortillas, you will have to bake. I baked it first for 4 + 4 mins.

Removed, topped it with cheese and Jalapenos, baked for another 2 mins.

Cut into bite sized and serve right away.




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16 comments :

Sarita said...

Love these yummy tortillas.. Sure kids will fall in love.. They are tempting.

Archana Potdar said...

Finally the masa harina result. wow Valli it was just day before we had the discussion. Now these Mexican dishes you have tempeted me enough to make them.

rajani said...

I am learning to love Mexican food here. There is so much to explore there, but i love whatever I have tried. This looks like a definite love to me :-)

vaishali sabnani said...

The crisp sure sounds yum , a lighter version of pizza , i am sure even Juhi would love it. Must try it.

Padma Rekha said...

You are right most of the mexican dishes are like Indian dishes. surprising Valli did chinnu tasted it? finally. cheese crisp looks so yumm with those colorful peppers...

Priya Suresh said...

Looks like this crisp is the star dish of this theme, loving it..Want to grab and have some.

praba bubesh said...

lovely color combo on crisps..tempting dish...

Suma Gandlur said...

My kids loved it too. :)

Pavani N said...

After seeing these on All of your blogs, These Arizona crisps are now on my to-make list. They look so cheesy and delicious.

sushma said...

Love this simple yet delicious dish

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

This dish sure is the star of the series. I was also amazed at how flavorful it was despite being such a simple dish. Love the way you have used the colored peppers. Looks so festive.

Varadas Kitchen said...

Crispy with melted cheese. Perfect after school snack.

Sowmya :) said...

Cheese and tortilla are a fabulous duo...looks lovely

Chef Mireille said...

a great party food for sure and looks so pretty with the jalapeno slices

Harini-Jaya R said...

Sounds very yumm, Valli. Shall have to try it soon.

Sapana Behl said...

Cheese and tortillas are the perfect combo.Looks so yummy.

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