Baked Crab Quesadillas

Posted by: Jeannie 05-27-99 3:29 AM

Baked Crab Quesadillas

1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted (reserve 2 tbsp.)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 Jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound lump crabmeat
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1 teas. salt
16 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1/3 cup (1.3 oz) shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers

Combine butter and oil; set aside.

Saute onion, peppers and garlic in 2 tbsp. reserved butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until tender. Remove from heat. Gently stir in crabmeat and next 3 ingredients.

Preheat oven to 475.

Place tortillas on baking sheets; brush 1 side of each tortilla with remaining butter mixture. Turn tortillas over, spread crabmeat mixture evenly over half of each tortilla, and sprinkle with cheese. Fold tortillas in half. Bake for 4 minutes or until golden.

Cut each tortilla into thirds. Serve warm

Makes 4 dozen.

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