What to do with leftover semolina
Semolina is often used to make pasta, couscous and doughs. Find out how you can use up leftover semolina in your cooking here.
Recipes using semolina
- Basbousa (sweet semolina cake)
- Chicken schnitzel open sandwiches
- Halloumi fries with honey and sesame
- Lisa Faulkner’s Greek custard tart
How to use up leftover semolina
- Semolina shortbread
Replace half the flour in a classic shortbread recipe with semolina for a crunchier texture. Find a shortbread recipe at deliciousmagazine.co.uk
- Crispy chicken
Mix a large handful of dried breadcrumbs with 1-2 tbsp semolina and season. Flatten 2 skinless chicken breasts between 2 sheets of cling film using a rolling pin. Dip into beaten egg, then coat in the breadcrumb mix. Fry in a little oil until golden and cooked.
- Roast potatoes
Heat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas 7. Cook 1kg new potatoes in a large pan of salted boiling water for 5 minutes, then drain and put in a large roasting dish. Drizzle with olive oil, toss with 1 tbsp semolina, then season. Roast for 30-40 minutes until golden and crisp.
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