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Corn Smut Quesadillas | Quesadillas con Huitlacoche

by Lola, but inspired by Pilar Cabrera

2 tablespoons oil
½ medium onion diced
3 cups fresh huitlacoche or 2 8-ounce cans drained
5 cloves garlic minced
24 4-inch fresh corn tortillas
1 pound Oaxaca cheese or other white melting cheese
Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil on medium flame in large pan. Once hot, add onions and sauté until translucent.
  2. Add garlic and huitlacoche and sauté for about 20 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, shred cheese for quesadillas.
  4. Heat comal or large flat pan. Once hot, prepare quesadillas with shredded cheese and huitlacoche mixture. Fold in half and heat on each side for about 1 minute on each side or until lightly golden.
  5. Serve with sliced avocado and Grandma Lola’s Spicy Red Salsa.