Apple, Sauerkraut & Cheddar Quesadillas From Giant Eagle By Eating Well


UPDATED: Tuesday December 18, 2012 11:09 AM

This combination may seem unusual—until you try it. The sweet-tartness of the apple, creaminess of the cheese and bite of the sauerkraut work together beautifully in this easy hot sandwich. Serve with oven-roasted potatoes or a green salad.

Ingredients:
1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed
1/2 cup water
2 each 9-to-10-inch (burrito-size) flour tortillas
1 1/3 cup grated reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
1 each small Granny Smith or other tart, juicy apple, peeled and very thinly sliced, peeled
and very thinly sliced

Recipe Directions:
Put sauerkraut and water in a medium nonreactive skillet. Gently heat just until the liquid has evaporated but not so much that the sauerkraut begins to stick to the pan. Remove from the heat.

Gradually heat a large cast-iron over medium heat. Put one tortilla in the pan and immediately sprinkle 1/3 cup cheese over half of it. Quickly arrange about half the apple slices over the cheese, then top with half the sauerkraut, spreading it evenly. Sprinkle with another 1/3 cup cheese.

Fold the tortilla over the filled half and press gently on it with a spatula to seal. Heat the quesadilla until the bottom is golden, about 2 minutes, then carefully flip and lightly brown the other side. Slide the quesadilla onto a cutting board and cut it into halves or quarters.

Prepare the second one in the same fashion. Variation: If you like, a little chopped ham tastes wonderful layered in with the other ingredients.

Recipe Author:
Eating Well