Onion Soup Quesadillas with a Spicy Thyme Dressing
What do you do when your sister comes over for dinner who loves Mexican food and was craving French onion soup? You stuff tortillas with braised onions and lots of cheese, French onion quesadillas! Yup that’s what I did and let me tell you, it tasted delicious! To compliment the flavors I topped it with crème fraîche mixed with habanero hot sauce and fresh thyme. Oh, and for some greens I added a bit of spinach just because I love spinach!
For myself I made a cauliflower pizza and topped it with the lovely onions and cheese and it was equally tasty. The dish is very simple and straightforward, which is why I had to share it with you!
This recipe is for 3
6 large flour tortillas
1 cup spinach leaves
1 cup Gruyère cheese, grated
1 cup Gouda cheese, grated
7 medium onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
50 ml white wine
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon thyme, leaves only
For the crème fraîche:
5 tablespoons crème fraîche
1-2 tablespoons thyme, leaves only
Habanero salsa, to taste
In a large pan heat the butter and olive oil. Add the onions, thyme, salt, pepper and let it cook for about 10 minutes over medium heat, don’t forget to stir a few times to make sure the onions are not burning. Now add the white wine and sugar, stir until the liquid has evaporated and the sugar melted. Let the onions cook for about 30 minutes on low heat with a lid, so that they become very tender, stir every 10 minutes. When the onions are finished turn the heat off and set aside.
For the crème fraîche, mix all the ingredients together and taste to see if you would prefer more thyme or habanero hot sauce.
Heat a pan over medium heat, and start building the tortillas by laying some grated Gruyère, top it with a heaping of the onions, spinach, add a handful of grated Gouda and cover with a second tortilla. Grill the tortilla in the pan; you can cover it with a lid to make sure the cheese is completely melted. When the tortilla is golden carefully flip the quesadilla over and continue cooking until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Enjoy!