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Leftover porridge

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dustyhousewithdustypeople Mon 04-Jul-11 20:17:26

Is there anything I can make with leftover porridge? I always make too much and it looks so useful.

rodformyownback Mon 04-Jul-11 20:24:15

If you are making soup / stew that day you could use it as a thickener.

I have this problem and use it as "stodge" for ds2's baby food - it does mean he often has porridge twice a day but the way I see it oats are healthier than pasta or potatoes so why not?

I have made my own cereal bars using porridge oats but not after you have already made the porridge - you could try baking it with some grated carrot and maybe a bit of syrup and just see what happens?

rodformyownback Mon 04-Jul-11 20:25:03

dusty my house is dusty too! blush

When I was young we used to add flour to it to make a dough then form it into patties and fry it...

Not the healthiest thing ever, but I think it was nice (it's been a very long time!)

rodformyownback Mon 04-Jul-11 20:34:58

I meant grated apple! carrot cereal bars anyone?hmm

osd Mon 04-Jul-11 20:36:56

Bread, or cookies. Or add breadcrumbs and haggis and it makes a meatloaf.

dustyhousewithdustypeople Mon 04-Jul-11 21:42:00

Mmm, definitely going to try these. Maybe combine the ideas- flour, grated apple (or carrot!) and then fry. My children are in for interesting food tomorrow...

Rod, there's nothing wrong with a bit of dust <cough>

whimsicalname Tue 05-Jul-11 09:23:54

I've used left over mash / amaranth / couscous in loaves of bread. It holds moisture in and makes for a good, if slightly solid, loaf. Imagine porridge would do the same job.

rodformyownback Thu 07-Jul-11 13:38:12

Dusty I've been pondering your porridge conundrum as ds2 has leftover reddybrek every day, but sadly I don't like it! Wish I did as I know how good for you it is.
I remembered that in my pre-children, London days I used to get the occasional "breakfast smoothie" from an organic juice bar on my way to work (I often wonder what I spent my salary on. I'm starting to remember!). So this morning I invented the following "recipe"

2tbsp leftover reddybrek
1tbsp leftover apple puree
Handful of raspberries (straight from the garden [smug emoticon])
1tbsp plain yoghurt
1/2 glass milk

whizzed up together. bloody lovely grin. who needs organic juice bars anyway?

DonaAna Fri 08-Jul-11 19:07:23

If you make bread at home just add the porridge to the dough. Really tasty and frugal.

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