Just a quick food note:
The other day we had some Quesadilla fixings, but not all of them. We had some salami and pepperoni and marinara sauce left over too… Hmmmm….
The end result was putting those two together. A tortilla on a comal (actually, I gave my comal to a college kid. So I used my paella pan as a comal instead. A 10 inch cast iron skillet would work just as well. Any kind of frying surface, really), then some cheese. I added a bit of marinara sauce, sprinkled in some chopped dry salami and peperoni bits. Presto!: The Pizzadilla was born!
Made like a quesadilla, taste more like a slice of pizza. Fast and easy. This will generalize to pizzadillas made with olives, mushrooms, whatever goes on your pizza.
I had no idea if this had been invented before, or folks had been doing it for years. Just knew I stumbled into it and liked it. A “quackle” of the term (as a friend who now uses DuckDuckGo has termed web searches using it ;-) shows I’m a bit late to the party:
KidsHealth Recipes: Pizzadillas with Red Sauce Using a thin spatula, gently flip over the pizzadilla and cook for 30-60 seconds more or until cheese is fully melted. Remove pizzadilla and cut into triangles. Repeat with remaining pizzadilla. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping. secure02.kidshealth.org/kid/recipes/recipes/pizzadillas.html More from secure02.kidshealth.org "Pizza-dilla" Recipe - Kraft Recipes Kids will love this twist on pizza. ... My husband and I loved this and it was so easy. I love that there is no cooking involved except for the microwave so it is perfect for hot days. kraftrecipes.com/recipes/pizza-dilla-95025.aspx More from kraftrecipes.com Pizzadilla | Plain Chicken We've done wraps, panini and flatbreads for sandwich night. It was time to change it up a bit and break out the quesadillas. Naturally, I started with a Pizzadilla. plainchicken.com/2011/06/pizzadilla.html More from plainchicken.com ...
I never feel bad about re-inventing (down to coining the word!) something that was already done before. Just shows that the creativity landed on a result that other folks would like, and in fact DO like, and maybe even found before me. Better than never creating anything at all. Shows that your process works well, even if your “literature search” came out of order ;-)
For anyone not familiar with a quesadilla, I showed how to make one in this posting:
One thing this experiment made clear, though, was that I certainly never need to buy “pizza rolls” ever again! That, and I can make a quick gluten free pizza like snack any time with non-wheat tortillas.
With that, I do recommend you get some tortillas and try your hand at both the original quesadilla and the pizzadilla. Heck, maybe even try some other generalizations. How about the “cheesburger-dilla”? Or the Ham & Cheese Omelet-dilla?
I did try one pepperoni and salami pizzadilla with added Mexican hot sauce… and it was seriously interesting, but wanted a bit of sauteed onions and olives added ;-)