Do you ever get stuck with a fridge full of small amounts of this and that leftover, but not enough to make a full meal? With two teenage boys in the house, when I cook, I need to cook quite a bit to fill them up, so I regularly remake leftovers into whole new meals. Some of their favorites include turning leftover chicken into Homemade Quesadillas with Soaked Flour Tortillas, using leftover chicken and mashed potatoes for Chicken and Gnocchi Soup, Olive Garden Style, and baking leftover meat sauce and cheese into Duncan’s Meat in a Loaf. I also bake Potato Bread using Leftover Mashed Potatoes.
This week I had rice, quinoa, mashed potatoes, broccoli and a bounty of small pullet eggs, so I decided to try new experiment – Cream of Leftovers pancakes. I know this sounds weird, but my boys are used to me making “cream of leftovers” with varying degrees of success. The best results gets saved and turned into actual recipes. If they complain, they end up cooking. It’s amazing how their attitudes have changed over the years. (They’ve also gotten to be pretty good basic cooks. ) You could adapt this to any sort of starchy leftovers and veggies. Think “modified potato pancakes“. These are savory, not sweet. My youngest ate them with ketchup. My eldest and I ate them hot straight out of the pan.
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