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
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.