How To Make a Toasterdilla: Pocket Fold Method

So you want to make a quesadilla but you don't want the hassle of the pulling out the quesadilla maker or the pans and spatulas to make one? 

Let me introduce you to...

*Enters stage left*

THE TOASTERDILLA! 

It's quick, it's easy, it's less mess, and most of all...it's delicious.

With the Revolution Toaster and Panini Press toaster accessory, you can now make a perfectly melted quesadilla in your toaster, hence...Toasterdilla.

We have two tried and true ways you can fold a quesadilla to perfectly fit into the panini press. Today, we're talking about the POCKET FOLD. See the Triangle Fold as the other options.

Step 1: In two quadrants across from one another, place a handful of cheese on the tortilla. Don't forget to leave a little gap in the center, this will help fold it together later. 

Tortilla on a counter with two piles of cheese in the top and bottom center of the tortilla. toaster next to the quesadilla

Step 2: Add the remaining ingredients to the top of your cheese. Pro Tip: Four ingredients or less is optimal for heat-through.

Tortilla on a counter with two piles of cheese in the top and bottom center of the tortilla, there is ground hamburger meat on the top half and grilled mushrooms on the bottom half. toaster next to the quesadilla

Step 3: Fold one side into the center of the tortilla.

Tortilla on a counter with two piles of cheese in the top and bottom center of the tortilla, there is ground hamburger meat on the top half and grilled mushrooms on the bottom half. the right side of the tortilla is folded into the center. toaster next to the quesadilla

Step 4: Fold the other side into the center.

Tortilla on a counter with two piles of cheese in the top and bottom center of the tortilla, there is ground hamburger meat on the top half and grilled mushrooms on the bottom half. the both sides of the tortilla is folded into the center with a knife on top. toaster next to the quesadilla

Step 5: Bring the bottom half up to meet the top and fold the tortilla in the center.

quesadilla folded into a pocket sitting in an one panini press on the counter. toaster next to the quesadilla

Step 6: Close the Panini Press and make sure the handles are locked into place.

close up of the locking mechanisms of the panini press

Step 7: Place the filled Panini Press into the right slot of your Revolution Toaster with the handles facing out.

Revolution InstaGLO R270 sitting on the counter with a panini press sitting in the right slot

Step 8: Find the Panini Press mode depending on the toaster model you have (see below).

For more details on modes and selections, please refer to page 6 of your Revolution Panini Press User Manual.

Important: Do not push the Panini Press down, the automatic platform will lower the Panini Press into place.

Image explaining how to use the panini press properly. If you have the Revolution InstaGLO® R270  Toaster you can add the Panini Mode directly to your home menu in settings. On your home menu, select Panini Select level of toastyness  Press "start". If you have the Revolution InstaGLO® R180S or R180B, go to the Bread mode on your home menu, and look for the "Panini Mode" toggle at the bottom left. Toggle Panini Mode ON Select your level of toastyness Press "start"

Step 9: Watch your sandwich be perfectly toasted into a TOASTERDILLA
Pro Tip: If toasting completes and you desire more melting, do a second round of toasting on Panini Mode at a level 3 or 4. The thickness and moisture content of sandwich ingredients can impact heat-through.

Step 10: Remove the Panini Press from the Revolution Toaster and be careful to touch only the handles. Open it up, slide the sandwich out with a fork, and see those perfect grill marks!

Toasted pocket folded quesadilla sitting on the counter with the panini press, toaster, knife, bow sauce, and mustard next to it

Step 11: ENJOY!

Finished cheeseburger quesadilla cut in half to show the cross section. sitting on a plate stacked on top of each other

Cleanup: Once cooled down, the Panini Press accessory can be cleaned easily with water, soap and a sponge or soft brush. It can also safely be placed in the dishwasher. The Panini Press is designed to contain any sandwich overflow or cheese drips, but if some drips escape, they will be caught by the Revolution Toaster crumb tray. Simply remove that tray and wipe clean.

Do not attempt to reach into the toaster to grab or brush internal heating elements.

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