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
- 100 g cold roast potatoes mashed with fork
- 30 g cooked carrots mashed
- 2 cooked chipolata sausages finely diced
- 75 g 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.