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Good Day Cafe: quesadilla rustica

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Executive chef Michael Armstrong of Bodega Negra in Manhattan prepared quesadilla rustica in the Good Day Café.

RECIPE

Quesadilla Rustica

Serves one person.

Ingredients

1 12" flour tortilla

4 oz Rustica cheese mix (equal parts grated Oaxaca, Chihuahua, Cotija)

1 oz Goat cheese

½ tsp Dried epazote, ground

2 tsp Minced fresh Habanero

6-8 Cherry tomatoes, charred under broiler

2 Tbsp Chimichurri

1 Jalapenos, thinly sliced

2 Tbsp Mexican crema (or crème fraiche)

2 Tbsp Cilantro, chiffonade

Method of Preparation

Toast tortilla on a lightly oiled griddle until charred on each side, let cool to room temperature; tortilla should be crisp and dry

Top evenly with cheese mix, then add goat cheese and tomatoes

Cook in a hot oven until cheese is melted and finish under a broiler to crisp up the edges

Remove and season with epazote and habanero

Slice with a pizza cutter in 6 even pieces, place on round 12" plate, and finish with chimichurri, sliced jalapeno, drizzle crema and garnish with cilantro

Bodega Negra is located at 355 West 16th Street, NYC.

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