How Two Leftovers Converge into Lunch

I have just eaten (as I start writing) a rather splendid and sudden lunch - it went like this ...
lovely sudden lunch from leftover

1.   I had, outrageously for me, roast rack of lamb for dinner the other day - delicious but I couldn't eat it all
2.   Real man's lunch for the past couple of days has been ham and pease pudding but the pudding outlasted the ham so ...
3.   I made myself some pease pudding curry which I also couldn't eat all of, so ..
4.   I made dal roti.
5.   I filled it with the thinly sliced leftover lamb which I cunningly laid onto the flatbread whilst the second side was cooking, just to warm through slightly
6.   I slid the finished, lamb topped roti onto a plate, added a little salad and Greek yogurt, folded it in half and took a picture.
7.   I then ate it and patted myself on the back - not choking, just congratulating myself.
As we sat down for lunch I proudly exhibited my meal to my darling at which he commented "I have absolutely no idea what that is!" and tucked into his sausage sarnie. 

sausage sandwich
Which reminds me of an odd handy tip; if you slice a sausage diagonally it will go farther when filling a sandwich.  I know mathematically this doesn't work out but it does culinarily. The picture below is of 2 sausages on a stottie and, as readers from Up North will verify, a stottie is fairly large, about 7" or 180mm across.

Speaking of Leftovers ...

Of all the foods in the world leftovers are my favourite ingredient and using them my favourite way to cook. If I find myself with random bits and pieces to use up I am delighted and often inspired; I enjoy the challenge of making them into a good meal and then I enjoy eating it! 

This is a fun and economical way of discovering new ideas and dishes; sometimes the result of playing with leftovers is so pleasing that the end product becomes a regular.

So I wrote a book ...

Creative Ways to Use Up Leftovers

a handbook of cooking with leftovers
Read more here.

Pin It!

1 comment:

Sue said...

What a good tip, that definitely looks like more than 2 sausages. I'll pinch that one to fool my man :-)