Brussels Sprout Hash

Brussels sprouts have enjoyed somewhat of a renaissance in the modern kitchen. Once the feared preserve of Christmas Day lunch, the dexterous green has reappeared as a national favourite alongside cruciferous counterparts such as broccoli and kale. For most people the texture of sprouts is the off-putting part, so shredding and then hashing them up into a…

Pytt i Panna – Scandinavian Hash

Pytt i Panna, Swedish for “small pieces in pan”, is one of the ultimate fridge cleaners. Often abbreviated to hänt i veckan (“happened this past week”), the dish has become synonymous with leftovers across Scandinavia, where pyttipanne (Norway) and pyttipannu (Finland) are household dishes. Like most hash recipes there are countless versions of it, but the basic principle…

Danish Biksemad

Biksemad is a portmanteau of Bikse (to throw together) and Mad (food) which is a homely Danish dish once popular amongst the merchant sailors when they came off night watch. Like British hash potatoes and leftover veg forms the basis of the dish, but in true Danish fashion pork is the staple, perfect for cleaning…

Full English Hash

You can’t argue with the fundamental ingredients of a full English breakfast, but you can get creative with them. This recipe is a lovely, simple way of putting a spin on the British classic. Not only does it taste great and take care of a bunch of leftovers in the fridge, it also really looks…

Leftover Rice Bake

Leftover rice bake is by far the most versatile dish on this blog, and it is a real cupboard cleaner. Take the basic ingredients – rice, sauce and a crispy topping – and sculpt your own dish around whatever leftovers you have to hand. You are left with a wonderful one-pot dish that transforms a…

Stuffed Pepper Hash

There’s nothing more pleasurable than eating food cocooned in its own vessel. Stuffed Pepper Hash is a great dish to serve on its own or as an accompaniment to a main meal using up leftover bits and bats from the fridge. It may look complex, but this is one of the easiest dishes to cook…

Mushroom Hash

Mushroom hash is a classic end-of-the-week clear out dish. Take a look in the cupboard and pull out old bags of crisps, stale bread and your old potatoes and turn them into a lovely, stodgy meal that will leave your housemates utterly dumbfounded. INGREDIENTS From the fridge: Mushrooms, Asparagus, Cheese, Spinach, Eggs. From the cupboard: Potatoes, Crisps,…