Thinking outside the casserole
November 12, 2010 8:49 AM Subscribe
What recipes are designed
for leftovers? I'm hoping to gain cultural insight through those home cooking recipes like Chilaquiles
, which were invented to use up leftovers.
posted by fontophilic to Food & Drink (51 answers total) 60 users marked this as a favorite
I always think it is interesting to find homologous recipes/dishes across cooking traditions, and Chilaquiles and Panzanella are one example. Leftover and stale tortillas/bread are given a new life with a highly flavored oily dressing. Of course the Mexican Chilaquiles are flavored with chilies, and the Italian Panzanella uses olive oil and basil, but it is a very similar idea. Both were inspired by a common dilemma, leftovers, and then expressed with the flavors common to each culture.
I expect there are recipes like this from all over the world. What are some of them?
For example, I know that I personally might not have lots of left over lamb organs in my American kitchen, but if your family does and makes a great __?__ with them, I wanna hear about it.