2 large poblanos or other mildly hot chiles, seeded and cut into thin strips
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
Vegetable oil, for frying
2 cups small cilantro sprigs
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 cup fresh tomato salsa
How to Make It
In a medium skillet, cook the sausage meat over moderate heat, stirring to break it up, until no trace of pink remains, about 8 minutes. Remove the sausage from the skillet with a slotted spoon and let cool briefly.
Set 4 tortillas on a work surface and top with the sausage meat, cheese and poblano strips. Sprinkle the pumpkin seeds on top and cover with the remaining tortillas.
Heat 1/8 inch of vegetable oil in a large heavy skillet until shimmering. Add 1 of the quesadillas and fry over moderately high heat until puffed and golden on the bottom, about 30 seconds. Press down with a spatula, flip and fry the other side for 30 seconds. Drain on paper towels and repeat with the remaining quesadillas.
In a medium bowl, toss the cilantro sprigs, lime juice and a pinch of salt. Quarter the quesadillas if desired and garnish with the dressed cilantro sprigs and salsa. Serve immediately.
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