Roast dinner is one of those quintessential comfort meals. It’s so easy to throw a perfectly seasoned bird, leg, rump, fillet (etc, etc) into the oven with some veg for a few hours. I’m not sure why some people complain it’s too hard to cook a roast. What?! It’s one of the easiest meals around! It’s what, ten minutes of prep and then 1-2 hours in the oven when you don’t have to do a thing?! Sheesh!
Roast are crowd pleasers too. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like sitting down for a roast. It’s such an easy way to feed loads of people with little effort! But if you’re like us, in a household of two, left overs are inevitable.
Or course, if you have left over roast meat your can pop it in a sandwich, wrap or roll. Use it for ravioli fillings, toss it through pasta, soup or noodles. Even the bones or carcasses can be turned into stock.
There’s often less demand to use up roast vegetables and they invariably end up in the bin. I hate waste. Lately I feel like more food has gone in the compost then in my belly. Surely there is some simple solution. Salad? Nah. Frittata? Nah. Roast Vegetable Pancakes? Ooooohhhh yeah!
Roast Vegetable Pancakes- Serves 1
- 1 1/2 cups of leftover roast vegetables - preferably root veg (I used Black Congo potatoes, beetroot and carrot)
- 1 spring onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 free range organic egg
- 1-2 tablespoons of organic spelt flour
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chop your vegetable finely. If you have mash, you can skip this step!
- Mix your egg, salt and pepper, chopped vegetable, spring onion and garlic in a bowl.
- Add your flour to the mix, stir to combine. Your mixture should hold together quite easily. If not, add more flour, one tablespoon at a time.
- Form your vegetable mixture into little patties. You may want to dust them with a little flour to stop them sticking.
- Fry your patties in a skillet on medium with a little cold pressed olive oil, browning on both sides.
Serve with sour cream, chili sauce or ketchup. These are great for breakfast, lunch or tea. You could use any veg, I even tossed in a few diced left over snow peas. Enjoy!