What To Do With Your BBQ Leftovers
At the end of a barbeque, you will always have the food left over. Invariably, this will be meat of some kind.
A lot of people will immediately think about making a curry, but I remember years ago when my mother used to make rissoles from leftover meat. They were so tasty and always looked easy to prepare, so I hunted around and found her original recipe which I would like to share with you. Rissoles are basically a form of burger, but she used cooked rather than uncooked meat. So let’s imagine that you have some beef, lamb or chicken as your leftovers. Just follow this simple process to produce a really delicious snack meal for lunch. Served with a fresh salad some home-made and chips, all for the children substitute the salad for some baked beans.
8 oz (225 g) cooked beef, lamb or chicken
1 small onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
11/2 oz (40 g) fresh breadcrumbs
1oz (30g) Butter, melted
1 small egg, beaten (do not use larger eggs as it makes the mixture too moist)
Salt & Pepper*
Oil for shallow frying
For the coating: (Optional)
Seasoned whole wheat flour
Either mince both the onion and the meat through the finest blade of a mince, or else chop them finely in a food processor. Then place them in a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.
Now just mix and mix until everything is thoroughly blended. Divide the mixture into four portions, and shape each into a round cake shape with your hands. Then coat each rissole all over with some seasoned whole-wheat flour (Optional). *If you use seasoned flour, be careful not to over season the rissole mix.
All this can be done in advance, and the rissoles can be covered and chilled in the fridge. When you’re ready to cook, heat some oil in a frying-pan (just enough to cover the base) and when it’s very hot fry the rissoles for 5 minutes on each side.