Leftover baguette

Don’t you hate it when you’re at a restaurant and cannot finish the plate? It’s such a waste of food, as it is not a habit to ask for a doggy bag here in Belgium. Since I can’t do anything about that, I love to find ways to use leftovers from home made dinners.

We often eat a baguette at home (with soup, spaghetti,…) but it’s only tasty for about a day or so, when it’s fresh. Therefore we decided to cut the baguette leftovers up and put them in the freezer a few months ago. Then one day I was hungry and thought about heating a piece of the baguette in the oven. So I cut it in half and put it -still frozen- in the oven for about 4-5 minutes. It came out very crunchy and tasteful, just as I aspected. Yum!

There are many things you can do with these baguettes:
– cut them up and eat it as a side again,
– make a long pizza baguette with pasta sauce, a slice of tomato, herbs and cheese,
– turn it into fastfood with a hamburger, ketchup, a pickle and some lettuce,
– make bruschettas with chopped up tomato, olive oil and basil for example
– be creative and try some other ideas!

If you want to serve it with warm spread, just put the frozen baguette for about 3 minutes in the oven, put everything on it you like and put it back in the oven for about 3-8 minutes. Done!

Tip:
– use a sharp knife (not a bread knife) to cut up the frozen baguette
– eat it immediately, when it’s still warm

Bon appetit!

 

 

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2 Responses to Leftover baguette

  1. TBM says:

    Good idea! I also hate wasting food.

  2. Lilly Sue says:

    I agree! I a grew up with a mother that has always put bread in the freezer to keep it good if it won’t get eaten fast enough….some people think it is weird but it is great and still tastes yummy!

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