Portly Cooks | Leftover Mash Gnocchi

I’d never made gnocchi before making this dish, mainly because I’m not all that keen on mash potato… roast potatoes are clearly always much better right? Sorry about the cup measures and actual measure mix… it’s what I used to scoop out the mash. 1 cup leftover Mashed Potato 1.5 cups Flour 1 egg Oyster…

Portly Cooks | Breakfast Hash

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I have to be honest I rarely eat it, feeling that an extra half an hour in bed is better than making toast at 5:30. That being said though at the weekends when we all have a little extra time it is nice…

Portly Cooks | Leftover Beef Dumplings

Roast beef is a great Sunday Roast but there are always leftovers, so here is a different way to use those leftovers up. Leftover Roast Beef 1 Oxo Cube 1 tsp Bisto Gravy Granules 100g Self Raising Flour 50g Atora Suet Water Cut the leftover beef into small chunks and then boil the kettle, with…

Portly Cooks | Crispy Chicken and Potato Salad

I had some leftover potatoes to use up and a chicken thigh in the fridge. Leftovers can be pretty. 1 Chicken Thigh (De-boned) Leftover boiled potatoes 2 tbsp Mayo 1 Spring Onion Cut the chicken thigh in half and pat the skin dry. In a hot dry pan cook the chicken skin side down until…

Portly Cooks | Beef on Ciabatta

Continuing the leftover theme from yesterday, today we have a fabulous beef on ciabatta. This is a re-working of a dish I used to make at university sometimes however, that one was with Yorkshire puddings. This uses up the goodness that is leftover gravy! 1 Ribeye Steak 1 Ciabatta Roll (cut in half) 3-4 tbsp…

Portly Cooks | Hog Roast Flat Breads

Leftovers are the reason for cooking a roast dinner!  These flatbreads will make you the envy of your colleagues at work! 2 slices Roast Pork 1 tsp Apple Sauce 1 tbsp Sage Stuffing Rocket 2 Flat Breads For the stuffing follow the cooking instructions on the packet. Once that’s cooked, slice the pork. In a…

Portly Cooks | Leftover Hot Crust Pastry Minted Lamb Pies

Here’s an answer for what to do with your leftover lamb. Who doesn’t love a good pie? 220g Lard 200ml Water 500g Plain Flour 250g Leftover Lamb (Shoulder/Leg/Belly… even Chop) 50ml Leftover Gravy 1 Egg (beaten) It’s fairly simple really. In a saucepan bring the water to the boil and then melt the lard into…

Portly Cooks | Leftover Roast Beef Noodles

Roast beef is great because there are usually leftovers. If you saw my last post it was how to cook a roast rib of beef. This one is for the next day, something simple and quick. Leftover Roast Beef 1 Nest of Noodles 20ml Soy Sauce Cut a couple of slices of roast beef into…

Portly Cooks | Leftover Lasgana

Leftovers are the best thing, I had some left over bolognaise to use up for this, you can find the recipe here! Leftover Bolognaise 4 Lasgna Sheets 3 Cheddar Slices There is really nothing to this dish. In some boiling slated water, cook the lasgane sheets until they are all bendy. In an oven proof…

Portly Cooks | Boxing Day Salvation

It’s Boxing Day, I’m sure you might be feeling slightly worse for wear and still full from yesterdays excess. However, you no doubt have a ton of leftovers.  One being the roast potatoes you so loving spent yesterday morning basting in duck fat, making sure they were the best they could possibly be.  Now though…