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!
Makes 10 small patties
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.
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.