These Christmas Leftover Patties are a great way to use up the last spoonfuls of your leftovers from Christmas lunch. The recipe can be easily adapted: roast parsnips or brussels sprouts instead of or in addition to the carrots, ham instead of the sausages or turkey, mashed potato instead of the roast potatoes – whatever you have left! I would have ideally used more vegetables, but I absolutely love cold parsnips and brussels sprouts, and had greedily finished them off on boxing day!

Christmas Leftover Patties

Christmas Leftover Patties

Yield: 3-4

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Category: lunch, appetiser


100g cold roast potatoes, mashed with fork

30g cooked carrots, mashed

2 cooked chipolata sausages, finely diced

75g cooked turkey, finely diced/shredded

1 tbsp bread sauce

1 dsp stuffing

1 egg, beaten

flour, four dusting

olive oil, for frying


Mix everything together well, then form into golf ball size patties. You should get around 10 patties.

Sprinkle some flour - about a tbsp - on a plate, then place the patties on the flour, using two spoons, carefully turning to coat both sides in flour (they are a little fragile).

Place in fridge for 30 minutes to an hour to firm up.

Heat a dsp olive oil in a non stick frying pan over a medium heat, then fry the patties for 3-4 minutes each side until golden and hot throughout.

Serve straight away.

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