Monday, July 29, 2013

Uses for Left Over Cornbread

Normally, when we make cornbread we usually have some left and you know I HATE to waste so here are some links & ideas for left over cornbread...
#1-8 are via 9 uses for left over cornbread
 Corn Bread Stuffing – I chose a random corn bread stuffing recipe to link to on Food Network, but there are thousands of variations of corn bread stuffing to choose from online. With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, this is a great idea for using up leftover corn bread.
  1. Corn Bread Pudding – One way to use up any leftover bread is to make a bread pudding. This one is sweetened with maple syrup instead of sugar.
  2. Cornbread Crumbs - Leftover cornbread makes easy homemade breadcrumbs. Just crumble or cube the cornbread, place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F until dry and crunchy. Whirl in the food processor or blender and store in an airtight container. I keep mine in the freezer. (Via Wholesome Homemaker)
  3. Corn Bread Panzanella – ... is traditionally an Italian peasant dish, but this recipe by Giada Di Laurentiis for using up stale corn bread has a 5-star rating from 60 users. 
  4. Cornbread "Migas" - Cube some up and brown it with a little oil, stir in some beaten eggs, chopped green onion, cooked sausage or mushrooms, and when the eggs have set, sprinkle with grated cheese. Sort of Southern-style Migas. (Idea from Angela, blogger at Seasonal & Savory)
  5. Mexican Sausage and Corn Bread Strata – An overnight breakfast dish where corn bread and the other ingredients are covered with an egg mixture. In the morning, pop it in the oven, and you’ve got breakfast.
  6. Corn Bread Croutons – Make great toppings for soup or chili.
  7. Slice, spread with butter, pan fry and drizzle with maple syrup. (idea from Stephen Wilson of The Sweet Life Bakery in Vineland, N.J., and one of MNN’s 40 chefs under 40)
  8. Corn Bread Crusted Chicken Nuggets – The corn bread instead of regular bread crumbs gives baked chicken nuggets a less crispy texture but a unique flavor.
  9. Cornbread & Milk - break up cornbread in a glass and pour milk over it for a snack or breakfast.
  10. Split in half heat and serve like pancakes with syrup.
  11. A Savory Cornbread pudding
Do you have any ideas of how to utilize left over cornbread, if so please leave it in the comments. I hope some of these ideas help you to better utilize your left overs and bless your family with your prudence!

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