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Delicious Fritters from Leftovers (recipe)

Thrifty Food: Lipsmackingly Foolproof Leftover Fritters

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This here is a recipe that will delight all who devour it and it is made using whole plates of leftovers, all and any leftovers. I have even made this with the end bits of a whole Thai takeaway and it was THE BUSINESS!

It is a tragic fact that we (the UK) chuck away about a third of all of our food. We really have got to get better at making truly scrumptious meals from good scraps. 

4 cups of leftovers – vegetables/ rice/ potatoes/ meat/ legumes

1 egg

1 cup self raising flour

1 heaped spoon sugar

1 heaped spoon curry powder

1 drop of milk

On a big bowl mix the egg/s into your leftovers

Mix the flour in bit by bit – depending on how wet or dry your leftovers were you will need all of it or half of it.

Texture wise it needs to be something like bread dough- in between sloppy cake mixture and dry biscuit mix.

Shake the curry powder on and add the sugar- mix well.

Fry some oil on medium heat (er, I’m a “more the merrier” girl when it comes to fat, y’know?)

Drop loaded spoonfuls of mixture on to the pan

Fry them on medium heat- you need them to really cook all the way through while not burning on the outside.

They should take about 5 minutes on each side- I drop about 5 in  pan at a time.

Serve with some mango chutney and a bit of salad- the perfect Leftover Lunch.