Christmas dinner has come and gone for another year, and while we’re still in a food coma, there are copious amounts of turkey and vegetables in the fridge.
Now, we all love a good turkey sambo on St. Stephens Day, but why not try something a little different this year?
Chloe Harris, owner of the Foodie Cafe in Dublin, gave us three simple but delicious meals to make with all your leftovers. They’re yummy and economical- why not give them a go?
Leftover Breakfast of Champions
“This is the perfect and my favourite way to use up Christmas left overs- ham, brussel sprouts and potatoes. An extra you’ll need is eggs.
“Chop your meat and sprouts and add your mashed up cooked potatoes, a pinch of salt and pepper, and 1-2 eggs. Mix well to form patties.
“Fry the Christmas patties until golden on each side. Serve with poached or fried eggs, yum! A drizzle of Sriracha on top of the eggs would also be delicious!”
Leftover Turkey Curry
“You’ll use leftover turkey meat and any veg for this. Simply tear all meat off the turkey, chop all vegetables- potatoes, parsnip, carrots, sprouts etc. into bite size pieces, and leave all to one side.
“Next, in a sauce pan, fry an onion with two cloves of crushed garlic, and one teaspoon of grated ginger, until the onions are translucent.
“Then add in one tablespoon of curry powder, one teaspoon of chilli powder, one teaspoon of cumin, and one teaspoon of coriander, and fry for a further minute.
“Now add two cans of coconut milk, your meat and vegetables. And simmer (do not boil, or the coconut milk will separate). This can be enjoyed on its own or with rice.”
“This is perfect for soups, risottos or freezing for future use. All you need is the turkey carcass.
“Place the turkey carcass, garlic, onion, carrot, and herbs of choice into a large pot. Cover with cold water, bring to the boil. Then reduce to simmer for 3-4 hours. Once done, pour through a sieve.”