Gringas (Flour Tortilla Quesadillas)


Gringas are a type of quesadilla made with flour tortillas instead of the traditional corn tortillas. They are a popular street food in Mexico, and are often served with a variety of toppings and fillings.


-1/2 cup (120 ml) vegetable oil
-1/2 cup (120 ml) all-purpose flour
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 cup (240 ml) water


1. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, flour, baking powder, and salt.

2. Gradually add the water, whisking until the mixture is smooth.

3. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat.

4. Scoop 1/4 cup (60 ml) of the batter onto the griddle or skillet.

5. Using a spatula, spread the batter into a thin circle.

6. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the griddle cake is golden brown and cooked through.

7. Remove from the heat and repeat with the remaining batter.

What other food it works well with

Gringas are typically served with a variety of toppings and fillings, such as cheese, salsa, and sour cream. They can also be served with a side of rice and beans.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making gringas is not spreading the batter evenly. This can result in uneven cooking and griddle cakes that are too thick or thin.

Another mistake is overcooking the griddle cakes. They should only be cooked for 1-2 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

Nutritional Information

One gringa contains approximately:

-Calories: 200
-Fat: 10 g
-Saturated fat: 2 g
-Cholesterol: 0 mg
-Sodium: 170 mg
-Carbohydrates: 26 g
-Fiber: 1 g
-Sugar: 1 g
-Protein: 2 g


Gringas may contain allergens such as wheat, eggs, milk, and soy.

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