Leftovers: Cauliflower, Potato and Banger Soup
I always cook more than I think we’ll eat for dinner so that I have a no-brainer, quick-to-fix lunch the next day. On Saturday, I’d accumulated enough leftovers for two easy lunches.
There was a bowlful of boiled new potatoes …
a massive chunk of steamed cauliflower and two bangers.
I sliced up the bangers thinly, and fried them until crispy and slightly caramelised, and then …
… in my old grubby pan that I use for whizzing up homemade soup with a stick handblender, I added approximately 600ml of chicken broth made from a cube, the chopped up cauliflower, a good shake of white pepper, 2 potatoes (peeled and cut into small cubes), and brought all that up to a boil. Then I turned-off the heat, and whizzed it all up until it was silky smooth and creamy. A small splash of milk, some slivers of salad onion, and the hot banger slices were added and stirred into the soup. A quick taste … a pinch of salt … some red pepper flakes … and lunch was served with (click for recipe) warm soda bread muffins straight out of the oven.
Leftovers. I love them. It’s the height of creativity to turn them into something that doesn’t look leftover.
Do your leftovers go into the kitchen bin or do you turn them into a meal?