Tuesday, March 4, 2008

What's cooking: Potato, Greens, and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

This time of year I get a LOT of greens in my weekly produce box, and I'm always looking for more ways to use them. This recipe from the March issue of Bon Appetit calls for mustard greens. I used what my box calls a "braising mix," which probably included mustard greens along with some kale, collard greens, beet greens, and chard. I think any greens, including spinach, would work fine.

Thank goodness Bon Appetit had a picture because it's a recipe I probably would have breezed over had it not included this lovely picture.

I followed the recipe mostly except I soaked the potato cubes in hot water for a few minutes to de-starch them, strained and blotted them dry in a dish towel, tossed them with a little olive oil, and roasted them in the oven. Steaming them doesn't make much sense to me in this recipe, and from the illustration, it doesn't look like this is what they did either (those sneaky food stylists!). I also sauteed the greens with minced garlic in a little olive oil to make them a little more manageable. I omitted the chili powder and made part of the recipe without the salsa verde to decrease the heat since Sophie is sensitive to it.

I served this with marinated grilled chicken breasts and a green salad. It would make a very nice pairing with soup.



Lisa said...

That looks delicious!

Beth G. said...

That looks sooooo good! I may have to make that tomorrow:)

Angelina said...

I'm not sure why, but that kind of reminds me of the potato omelets we had in Paris. I know you don't eat eggs that way, but they were really good.

Well, they were really good when they were cooked enough. I found that the French really enjoy their eggs half cooked and runny.

I'll bet that explains everything that's wonky in their culture.

suburban mom said...

Oh that looks delish!!

Jenn said...

I had to laugh....my blog reader headlines (minimmized in my iGoogle homepage)read: "What's Cooking: Potato, Greens, and Goat"

My first thought: Goat?! Ewww. She's lost her mind.

Seriously though, those quesadillas look soooo yummy!

Monica said...

I'm not a big greens person, but those look good. I might substitute for a little spinach instead.

KatieGirlBlue said...

Wow! Looks darn similar to what Honey and I had for dinner last night. YUMMY. I love the goat cheese idea, though. We had jarlsburg. I'll try this version tonight....LOVING all the greens right now.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Yum. I love goat cheese, and I am always looking for new quesadilla combinations, since it is such a great, quick side or main. Greens are so healthy, it is wonderful to have a new way to use them!

Thanks for sharing!

Kerry said...

these look greeattt!