So here are a couple of ideas of what you can do with any of those nearly just rind bits you've got lying around.
First off, CHEESY POTATOES.
Salt and pepper
Leftover cheese (I used cheddar, brie rinds, a small piece of reblochon and some of the Montgomery Ogleshield I had)
Preheat your oven to 200C.
Start off by parboiling your potatoes - you want them nearly cooked, so chop into bite size pieces and boil them in salted water for about 10 minutes.
Once boiled, drain and add to a tray with plenty of olive oil, salt and pepper. Now take all your leftover cheese (including the rinds) and slice thinly. Spread over the potatoes, and bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and potatoes a little golden.
Chop whatever herbs you have to hand - I like to use parsley and basil but you can use whatever soft herbs you have. Sprinkle over the cheesy potatoes and serve. I served ours with leftover pulled pork and an avocado and tomato salad.
Perfect grub for Sundays spent watching movies!
Leftover cheese is magic in stews. Along with a splash of mushroom ketchup, an old rind of parmesan can really lift a stew. You don't have to go out and buy expensive parmesan for this - that bit that you leave in the fridge but never use will do!!
Just start your stew as normal - onions, garlic and veggies. Add the mushroom ketchup with either the alcohol or stock, and pop the cheese in once you've added your liquid. It will melt away during the cooking process, just leaving it's delicious flavour behind. It also thickens the stew a little so don't worry about adding flour if you normally do.
You can use this to perk up any stews you like, but my favorites to add it to are beef bourginon, steak and ale pie mix and sausage and lentil stew. Just remember that both the cheese and the mushroom ketchup are quite salty, so taste before you add extra salt, and choose a low salt stock if you're using one.
Do you have any yummy leftover recipe tips? Please share them below if you do!