Well, another 4 leftover meals from a roast that only cost £3.50 in the first place sounds pretty fine to me.
So, our Easter Monday roast made filled rolls, Peking Pancakes, Puffy Porky Pies and Pork Chow Mein.
Sorry, but there wasn't any leftover crackling.
If you have a slow cooker, Pulled Pork is the easiest roast in the world to make.
Cut the skin and fat off your meat- this is going to make the crackling- and put the joint in your slow cooker with a glass of red wine, a glass of water, 1 tsp salt, two bay leaves, some small peeled onions, two tsp of brown sugar and 2 tsp of paprika.
Leave to cook on Low for 6-7 hours, according to the power settings of your cooker.
The meat is cooked when it can be pulled apart with a fork ( or probably a spoon!). Drain off the juice, wrap the pork in foil and leave to rest whilst you thicken the gravy.
|Pulled Pork ready for resting|
Heat the oven to 210 degrees.
Take the pork skin, scald it with boiling water and dry thoroughly. Score the surface with a sharp knife and lay in a baking tray.
Rub vegetable oil over the surface and sprinkle with rock salt.
Bake for 20 minutes or so, until crispy enough to cut into strips to serve with your roast.
|Loads of leftover pork|
I try to keep trimmings of pastry in the freezer, ready for defrosting and rolling out to make pie tops but here is a quick method of making some puffish pastry.
Pulse 180 g of flour and 90g of butter together in a food processor.
|Add in the cream cheese|
|Wrap and chill your dough|
|Puffy Porky Pie|
Or be a little more adventurous by wrapping it in steamed Chinese pancakes with spring onions, sliced cucumber and hoisin sauce to make Peking Pork Pancakes:
|Peking Pork Pancakes|
Or a healthier version, wrapped in lettuce leaves to make Asian Pork Parcels with a dipping sauce:
I made a Pork Chow Mein. Equally simple.
|Asian Pork Parcels|
Cook and drain some egg noodles ( and dress with some sesame oil if you have it).
|Egg noodles cooked, drained and dressed|
|Stir fry some veg|
|Pork in the wok|
|Add your flavourings|
|Noodles and beansprouts in|
|Pork Chow Mein|
|Miso Noodle Soup|
|Well, perhaps not everyone.|