One of my favorite things to do these days is read food blogs. I love looking at (and drooling over) the pictures and reading about the good food my fellow food-lovers have eaten. One of my daily reads is Feasting in Phoenix. Seth, the blog's owner, loves Mexican food and whenever he goes to a Mexican restaurant he orders something called a cheese crisp. Apparently this is an Arizonian thing because before reading his blog I had never heard of a cheese crisp. A quesadilla, sure, but not a cheese crisp.
Since a trip to Arizona is far off in the future, I decided to make my own cheese crisp at home. It couldn't be more simple - all you need is a tortilla and some cheese.
I added a chopped scallion for some color and mild onion flavor, even though I know it's not traditional. I served my crisp with taco sauce (the stuff I've been using on my breakfast burritos) because I like the tang.
For something so simple, it was amazingly good. I got the tortilla nice and crispy so it held up to the melted cheese. It was a great snack. In fact, I liked it so much I made one for lunch today since I'm home sick: