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In this thread in salsa, shintao talked about putting salsa made one day into the next day's omelette.


I've been putting leftovers into omelettes for years, and I've even have a name for the generic dish: "Eggs Yesterday". :D


So this thread is about repurposing leftovers. Because waste is bad: think of the starving people in .... anywhere... maybe Lansing.


I'll start, with an idea from southern Germany, where my wife originates. If you make crepes (or thin pancakes) for breakfast, leftovers can be sliced into long thin strips and used like noodles in a soup. The Germans call this "flädlesuppe", which simply means crepe-slices-soup. (You'll also see the first part as "flaedle". ä = ae) Here's a recipe: http://germanfood.about.com/od/soupsandstews/r/flaedlesuppe.htm


We had some the other day. It was good!

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So that was a German idea for repurposing crepes from my wife's background.


Here's one from my parents' eastern European Jewish background: "kreplach". It's a diminutive, meaning "little crepes". (The ch is a gutteral, not like you'd pronounce China, but rather closer to how you'd pronounce Chris, but with more plegm. ;) )


Kreplach are a way to re-use leftover meat, especially offal like lungs. The meat is ground, spiced, then used as a filling for a dumpling. Like a tiny crepe enclosing a meaty gift. :) They can be fried and eaten as a side, or boiled and eaten in soup, like wontons.


Here's more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kreplach

And a recipe: http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/kreplach.html

Any meat can be used. You can make the filing as simple or complicated as you want.

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Ever have scrapple? It's a PA Dutch/German thing. Great with syrup.

I remember as a kid, coming home after school, and on my Dutch grandmother's kitchen table, there would be 5 or 6 pigs heads. I knew it was scrapple making day.

I was the snout scrubber.

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