There are few things that are worse than eating the same leftovers for days (sometimes weeks!) after a party or a large feast. Two dishes that seem to always have leftovers are lechon and lechon manok and while they’re delicious, we just can’t imagine eating them over and over again in a short period of time.
That’s why we decided to compile this list of recipes using leftover lechon and lechon manok.
We go beyond the usual salads and sandwiches to give you recipes that don’t feel like leftover recipes at all. From traditional paksiw using leftover lechon to chicken sisig using leftover lechon manok, we have a list of delicious recipes that you will surely enjoy. We even have a bonus section with leftover bread recipes.
Leftover Lechon Recipes
Sisig and lechon are two of the most loved pork dishes in the Philippines. This recipe takes sisig to the next level by making it into fried rice. Elevate it even more by replacing the frozen sisig with leftover lechon. Add Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise into the mix and what you’ll have is a creamy fried rice that doesn’t taste like it was made from leftovers at all.
Leftover Lechon Manok Recipes
Make this Chicken Quesadilla extra flavorful by using leftover lechon manok instead of chicken breast. It’s a great way to use your leftover chicken and repurpose them into a delicious yet easy dish that can be eaten any time of the day. It’s great as a snack or even as your main meal. Just make sure to add Knorr Chicken Cubes for a richer chicken flavor.
Leftover Bread Recipe
Don’t throw away your leftover bread! These recipes specifically call for stale leftover bread because of its ability to absorb liquid easier and crunch up better than fresh bread.
You don’t need to buy those tiny packets of croutons in the supermarket. Use your leftover bread instead and make the most delicious croutons you’ve ever tried. Simply slice your leftover bread into cubes, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and bake in the oven at 190°C or until golden. You’ll have crunch and delicious croutons that are ready to be added to your fresh salads. Just make sure to flip your cubed leftover bread halfway during the baking time to make sure you brown the sides evenly.
Bread pudding is a delicious way to make your leftover bread into something special. This recipe is easy and uses up a lot of your leftover bread so nothing goes to waste. Here’s how to make it:
Grease a 6-inch baking dish and add 3 cups of cubed leftover bread to it. In a separate bowl, mix 1 cup milk, 2 whole eggs, ½ cup white sugar, 1 tbsp melted butter, 1 tbsp vanilla extract, and ½ tsp ground cinnamon. Pour the mixture evenly on top of the bread and let it soak for 20-25 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180°C and once ready, bake the pudding for 30-35 minutes. The pudding will be jiggly but set. Remove from oven when done and allow to cool. You can top it with vanilla ice cream and drizzle with this delicious Brown Butter Salted Caramel Sauce.
With these recipes, it’s time to finally end the endless dinners with the same dishes and explore creative ways to use up leftover lechon, lechon manok, and bread.