Quesadillas Benedict

Quesadillas Benedict

Craving a brunch-worthy Mexican egg dish that only calls for fridge and pantry ingredients? Look no further than Quesadillas "Benedict"
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients
  2. Step 2

    Combine the mayonnaise, lime juice, and hot sauce in a small bowl. Spoon into a plastic zip-top bag and set aside.
  3. Step 3

    Assemble the quesadillas: Divide the cheese between two tortillas, then top with the others.
  4. Step 4

    Heat the butter in a large non-stick pan over medium heat until foamy and just beginning to smell toasty, then add the eggs and fry sunny-side up . Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Step 5

    Transfer fried eggs to a plate and tent loosely with foil to keep warm.
  6. Step 6

    Transfer the quesadillas to the hot pan and cook until the cheese is melted and the outside is slightly toasted, flipping once.
  7. Step 7

    Top each quesadilla with half the salsa, then flip immediately so the quesadilla is cooking salsa-side down.
  8. Step 8

    Cook until the salsa is mostly absorbed, about a minute, then top with the remainder of the salsa and flip again. Cook another minute or two until salsa is absorbed, then transfer to a plate.
  9. Step 9

    Top each quesadilla with a fried egg. Snip the tip off the zip-top bag and add squiggles of sauce, then garnish with sliced scallions, and serve.