Christmas leftovers sandwich

Make the most of Christmas Day leftovers in this celebratory sandwich with pickled cabbage to cut through the richness. It's the ideal lunch for Boxing Day

Serves 1


2 cold leftover roast potatoes
2 tsp sunflower or olive oil
50g leftover stuffing
2 leftover pigs in blankets, halved lengthways, plus an extra one for the top if you like
2-4 thick slices leftover roast turkey (about 100g)
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 slices of bread (we used seeded – see our tip to make a bigger sandwich)
2 tbsp cranberry sauce
2 tbsp pickled red cabbage (see recipe below), or use leftover braised cabbage
handful of baby spinach or other salad leaves
hot gravy, for dipping (optional)


Put the potatoes on a chopping board and gently squash them with a potato masher – try not to break them up too much, just squash them enough to flatten. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the potatoes for 5 mins on each side, or until hot and crispy. Keep warm while you reheat the stuffing, pigs in blankets and turkey in the microwave or pan.

Mix the mustard and mayo together in a bowl, and spread over one slice of the bread (you don’t need to butter it unless you are using sourdough or granary bread). Spread the cranberry sauce over the other slice. Top the mayo with the pickled red cabbage, crispy roasties, stuffing, turkey, pigs in blankets and a handful of spinach. Finally, press the cranberry-sauce-topped slice of bread on top of the sandwich. You can secure it with a skewer and top with a pig in blanket if you have another one left over. Serve with a bowl of gravy for dipping, if you like.