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Aug 22, 2013

My Fifth Date With Bobby

Yeah I might be just a little obsessed with white truffle oil. My daughter, The-Know-It-All shook her head and rolled her eyes at me the other day when we went to the movies and I pulled a bottle of white truffle oil out of my purse, leaned over and whispered, do you want some truffle oil to drizzle on your popcorn? Then she had the nerve to call me crazy when I pulled the Parmesan cheese out of my purse. Let me point out that batshit crazy or not, she passed me her bag so I could drizzle and sprinkle the goodness on her popcorn too. 
So when I see a recipe that says, "and white truffle oil", what I really see is something that has my name written all over it. Yes, I could be tempted to whip up a horse turd souffle if the recipe called for a drizzle of that liquid gold, so when I came across my boy Bobby Flay's Wild Mushroom Quesadillas with Red Chile Jack Cheese and White Truffle Oil, you know I was all over it!

So I cooked down a mixture of Shiitake, Trumpet Royale, Hen-of-the-Woods, Hon-shemeji and Crimini mushrooms. (Exotic mushrooms: one of the perks of living next to a Whole Foods☺) After re-hydrating the ancho chiles, Bobby said to reserve some of the soaking liquid and add it to the chopped anchos and the shredded Monterey Jack, thrus making it "Red Chile Jack Cheese."

Even though Bobby didn't tell me to, I dusted mine with a bit of ancho chile powder before popping them in the oven. Then I added the crumbled cotija cheese on top.

I baked them for about ten minutes and they came out of the oven nicely browned and looking like that. ↑ 

In my under-paid opinion Bobby skimped on the cheese a bit, so if you make these be more generous with the Monterey Jack than what the recipe calls for. The drizzle of rich, white truffle oil added on top elevated these quesadillas from decent to decadent.  Thanks Bobby, love ya, call me, mean it! ♥

Although this is under the "Appetizer" section of Bobby's  Mesa Grill Cookbook, The-Know-It-All and I had it as an entree. It's filling enough that it can go either way. If you aren't a fan of mushrooms skip this recipe, but do take your bottle of white truffle oil to the movies next time. 
     Click on the Appetizers tab to see the recipe. 


  1. Wow - I am amazed at how good this looks - but on the bright side for me - I had a burger for dinner! Sounds so good -

    1. Truffle oil goes good on burgers too. Getcha some!