Ultimate Christmas leftover sandwich

Ultimate Christmas leftover sandwich
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Hands-on time 30-35 min

Sighing at what’s leftover from your Christmas feasting? This quick recipe makes ingenious use of the ends of the cheeseboard, odd nuggets of stuffing and even the last spoonfuls of gravy.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
950kcals
Fat
61.5g (29.2g saturated)
Protein
40.8g
Carbohydrates
56.8g (12.2g sugars)
Fibre
3.1g
Salt
3.7g
Calories
950kcals
Fat
61.5g (29.2g saturated)
Protein
40.8g
Carbohydrates
56.8g (12.2g sugars)
Fibre
3.1g
Salt
3.7g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp cranberry sauce
  • 4 smoked streaky bacon rashers
  •  80g leftover stuffing
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 4 thick slices white bread
  • 4 tbsp leftover gravy
  • 4 slices leftover turkey
  • 100g leftover cheese, such as cheddar or gruyère

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat. Fry the onion for 10-15 minutes until browned. Add the cranberry sauce and fry for a few minutes more.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a frying pan over a medium-high heat for 5 minutes until golden and crisp. Set the bacon aside on kitchen paper, then add the stuffing to the pan. Fry for 3 minutes or until starting to crisp.
  3. Butter one side of each bread slice. Put 2 slices, buttered-side down, on a work surface and top each one with 1 tbsp gravy, then layer each with half the onion, bacon, turkey, stuffing, cheese and remaining gravy. Sandwich with the non-buttered side of the remaining 2 bread slices.
  4. Heat the grill to high. Melt the rest of the butter in a pan on a medium heat and fry both sandwiches for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden, then put under the grill for 5 minutes more until the cheese is oozing.

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