I don't know about your family, but in my family... the kids will NOT TOUCH LEFTOVERS!!! It's like leftovers are a "science experiment" or something!!
It can sit in the fridge for days, *gasp* till it literally becomes a science experiment!! That being said, in my house, leftovers are designated to our "human garbage disposal", (aka my dh) or me!!
I put these amazing leftovers away (roast, potatoes, salad etc) in a nice container, RIGHT UP FRONT in the fridge!!!
Scenario: *kids go to fridge, open it, eye the containers, open them, don't shut them all the way (so now IT WILL GO BAD), shut the fridge door and promptly announce...
"There is nothing to eat in this house"!!!
Drives me CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *insert me pulling my hair out picture*
So that being said, I've come up with creative way's to use up leftovers making them into totally different meals that the kids will gobble up and mommy is very happy!! :-)
Here we go:
4-6 slices leftover sliced beef roast (any kind)
*note I have not made this using leftover pork*
2-3 large leftover baked potatoes
1 large onion
1 cup reserved roast drippings/broth
1-1/2 tsp marjoram
2 Tbls butter
1 Tbls olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
*2 eggs per person*
Toast - see directions below
Grill and toast your leftover bread from the roast dinner, butter, place in basket and set aside
Dice your leftover potatoes, set aside. If you don't have any leftover potatoes, then quickly steam/nuke a few or use the frozen diced potatoes.
Roughly dice your onions.
Now dice your leftover roast slices finely, fatty parts and all... it will sizzle and melt down just nice, and crisp up and just become delectable and DELICIOUS and....
Oh my, THAT'S MY FAVORITE PART!!
In a large skillet, add your butter and extra virgin olive oil, heat till butter has melted.
Add your diced onions and saute till they are softened, about 2-4 minutes or so. Not browned!
Once the onions are softened, add your diced potatoes, and saute for about 2 minutes or so.
Now comes the amazing flavor... are you ready??? Okay, okay, pour over your reserved roast drippings/sauce.
* I've totally skimmed all fat from the drippings/broth after refridgeration, so what is left is amazing BEEF/ONION FLAVOR, with pieces of roasted onion...
you can actually see them below*
Add your seasonings and stir till all the seasonings have been thoroughly mixed thru. Let cook for about 3-4 minutes till broth has been absorbed.
Now, add your diced leftover beef, and cook till crispy, turning over every few minutes.
See how cripsy this becomes?? Total cooking time, I would say about 10 minutes, give or take a few. I usually cook till it's nice and crispy!!
I know right??? DELICIOUS!!! I can't wait to dig into this baby...
Wait, wait, IT GET'S BETTER!!!
When the hash has become crispy to your liking, turn off heat, and cover to keep warm.
In a small skillet, fry/poach a couple of eggs. Top this amazing hash with the eggs, and side with your grilled bread...
I add a few (well okay, quite a few) shakes of tabasco sauce on mine, kids add *GULP* Ketchup!!
No matter... we all love this dish, it's easy, delicious and makes you LOVE BEING HOME!!!!
Dishin with Didi