10.11.2006

When Your Fridge Gives You Leftovers...

pancake

...make a savory pancake.

I had some chicken filling leftover from a catering event. Previously it had been a flavorful filling for Thai chicken cigars with ground chicken, cabbage, bean sprouts, Thai basil, fresh chilies, scallion, fish sauce, red curry paste, lime, and cilantro.

Then it sat in a bowl begging to be used. I turned it into a jun (Korean for savory pancake) by adding more scallions and tossing it in a simple batter of flour, water and egg. Add sambal and you got delicious.

15 comments:

justinsloe said...

if I used my leftovers it would be an onion plantain parmesan IPA pancake

yours looks better

yoony said...

congratulations. you made me laugh. :) you have a plantain at your place? don't forget the garnish of kaspar hair.

Yoonyang said...

He made you laugh? Nooooo. I didn't think that was humanly possible. : )

-President of the "our SOs don't think we're funny" club.

yoony said...

haha, i already explained to sloe that my standards have gone down lately. i think it's time to up the bar. i dare all you no funny clubbies to make me laugh! muahahhaa

Ivonne said...

Wow!

I wish my refrigerator would give me leftovers like that!

Yoony, you have a gorgeous blog. I'm so glad you stopped by mine and left a comment.

I'll be back to visit often!

yoony said...

hi ivonne,

thanks for stopping by! i just had to cut myself off from looking at yours right now bc those paninis are making me so hungry!! arg~ ok i need to eat breakfast. :)

Chubbypanda said...

Lol. I usually turn my leftovers into fried rice, the ultimate Chinese leftover medium. That's how I ended up with maple-smoked bacon and tatertot fried rice once. Was actually pretty good.

- Chubbypanda

yoony said...

hi chubbypanda,

your maple-smoked bacon and tatertot fried rice actually sounds delicious. :D i think making it into a ome-rice/omelet with a huge tub of sriracha would make me very happy.

Brilynn said...

Excellent use of leftovers, a lot of my originals don't look that good!

Anja Allvin said...

wonderfully good! I was looking for a blog like yours, with fresh ideas and inspiration!

BoLA said...

For reals... you have some mad skillz in the kitchen! It was so GREAT to finally meet you in person! You guys did a fabulous job for DG and Isaac! ;)

Carter Lusher said...

Yoony, Great suggestion. I shared it with my readers on Food Notebook.

http://www.foodnotebook.com/blog/2006/10/new_media_roundup_102606.html

yoony said...

hi carter,

thanks for sharing the tip! or my resuce method for my soon to go leftovers. :)

cookiecrumb said...

Oh, damn, I've been doing it all wrong. I've been using my leftovers for soup.
This is brilliant.

One Food Guy said...

My leftovers usually end up in the trash a week and half later, after I find them hiding behind the milk!