These were born of “I have no idea what to cook for breakfast” and “leftovers are overrunning the fridge.”
I’m sorry to say I have no well-defined recipe to offer because I winged that mother.
I had cooked rice, so I tossed a few handfuls of rice in the bowl. Leftover pork chop, so I gave a large chop a rough mince (PLEASE don’t try this with a raw chop, it doesn’t cook long enough for that) and tossed it in. Then to probably 4 cups total ingredients I added about a cup of chickpea flour, three eggs, and a splat of margarine (that should be an official measure), maybe a quarter cup.
Garlic powder, onion powder, a teaspoon or so of coriander, a dash of salt (like many pan fried things, I figured it would be best to put most of the salt on the outside).
Final consistency should be stiff and stand up in a little pile in the spoon.
Into a lightly oiled pan in heaped tablespoons. Let them brown on the first side. Turn, then flatten.
When they’re nice and brown on both sides, smear a little butter on top and dig in.
I’m sure it will be fine with just about any solid leftovers whether meat or vegetables.
As you can see, my cooking process is a lot like my writing style: I just sort of wing things and they usually work out. Probably because I’ve had a lot of practice at both cooking and writing.
How do I know they were good? The kids ate them as fast as they eat hot dogs, and that’s fast.