Tales of terror in waxed paper.

IMG_1702 When I was a girl my mother would turn all leftover food into sandwiches.

Whatever and all, regardless of it's sandwich filling suitability, got slapped between two slices of wonderwhite and wrapped in waxed paper. Fried rice, savoury mince, spaghetti sauce, sloppy oozy things that just didn't belong. Every item in the fridge shared the same fate and as a result I have some serious sandwich issues!

For me a sandwich must never be on square bread and it's fillings require serious consideration. The French do a smashing baguette and the Italians have their focaccia, I love a greek yiros and I'm even quite partial to a campfire bacon roll. Sandwiches deserve invention leftovers need other ingredients to be reinvented.

Which brings me to my refrigerator. I have the dubious talent of being able to turn almost anything into a fritter. One day when my children are old, they will probably bang on about the cold patties of disguised broccoli that they got in their lunch boxes. (I promise they're delicious).

Who doesn't love crispy fried goodstuff?? Whats not to like about lemony salty feta and some crunchy homegrown greens? Make a big batch and serve in the sunshine with lemon wedges and salad. Sure beats a minestrone sandwich.

I'm not kidding friends, I don't know how, but she did.

Chicken and Broccoli Fritters

1 ½ cups cooked chopped chicken

1 cup chopped broccoli

100g crumbled feta

1T pinenuts

1 egg lightly beaten

1 cup self raising flour

1 cup milk

handful chopped shallots

1 T chopped mint

zest of one lemon

* Place everything in a big bowl and mix until combined.

* Heat a frying pan on medium heat with a tablespoon of oil and fry in batches until golden.

* Don't complain when you get them tomorrow in your lunchbox. :)