Left Over Tips & Ideas

I try my best not to waste food. If I have leftovers I look for ways to turn it into something that the family will enjoy. Here’s some ideas which are hopefully helpful to you…


PASTA – add mash to the pasta, mix and pat into rounds (like patties). Dip in egg and bread crumbs and fry.

STEAK/CHICKEN: if you have meat or chicken that is saucy – save it for pizza wheels, pizza or even sandwich cuts (which is actually a pie with salad in it).

BBQ / BRAAI MEAT: we always end up grilling too much. Freeze the leftovers to have as a meal for another day, for school lunches or even pizza topping.

CAKE: freeze it for trifles or other desserts.

CURRY: you can use the curry as filling for pies or make toasted sandwiches with cheese.

BAKED BEANS: use on pizza or make bread cups. Roll leftover bread (crust removed) and place into muffin tins. Fill with beans, top with cheese and chopped peppers.

MASH: add a teaspoon of mustard sauce and some grated cheese, dip in egg and roll in bread crumbs. Fry in shallow oil and enjoy.

SPRINGROLL WRAPPERS/ SAMOOSA STRIPS: fry and drain properly on kitchen towels. Season and enjoy.

UNSLICED BREAD/ ROLLS / BUNS: slice, smear garlic butter, top with cheese and mixed herbs. Bake till cheese is melted.

Do you have any ideas that you would like to share? Please do send them in.


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