After a party or a lavish meal, food that is leftover can concern just about any host. Here are four creative ideas to manage leftovers.
1. CRUMBS FOR FREE WITH LEFTOVER BREAD Here is a novel way of getting plenty of breadcrumbs at no extra cost! Collect left over bread slices, shred them and store them in a large bowl. Leave the bowl uncovered in the refrigerator till the shredded pieces become hard and crispy. When you have collected enough grind them to a fine powder. Store in an air-tight container and use them whenever required.
2. NO BLACKENED BANANAS IN YOUR BIN Bananas blacken in no time. But guess what, you can make a delicious snack out of them. Here's how:
Banana Fritters Mash three over ripe bananas. Add one beaten egg +Two tablespoons milk +Two tablespoons sugar +A pinch of baking powder +Half a cup of flour to get a batter of 'pakoda' consistency. Mix well and drop spoonfuls into oil, fry till golden brown. Mouthwatering Banana Fritters are ready to gorge on.
Have it with Vanilla Ice-cream and you will wait for the bananas to blacken before you have them next time.
3. FREE LEFT OVER YOGURT FROM GETTING SOUR To prevent curd/yogurt from getting extra-sour, pour water over it gently without breaking the curd. Keep the curd immersed in water and throw the water away only before consuming the curd. If it has already turned sour and a yellowish layer has formed on top, remove the layer carefully and gently rinse the curd with water. The sourness will reduce.
4. MAKE HERBAL-CHEESE WITH LEFT OVER CHEDDAR! Do you often find leftover cheese that's hardened or just plain boring to consume in your fridge? Then this is just the recipe for you so long as the cheese is not spoilt yet (in which case it will stink or have some creepy looking fungus on it).
Spiced Herbal cheese-spread Ingredients ½ cup grated cheese 2 tablespoon chopped garlic 1 teaspoon mustard powder ½ teaspoon pepper powder Salt and sugar to taste 2-3 tablespoon double cream 1 teaspoon table vinegar
Put all the ingredients in a blender. Blend well to get a smooth texture. This deliciously spiced cheese spread can be consumed with breads or as accompaniments with French fries or pakodas.