Healthy Christmas Leftover Recipes
Don’t know how you’ll EVER use up all the leftover Christmas ham, pudding, lamb and roast veggies?
These leftovers recipes are sure to help you out.
ROAST BEEF FRITTERS
XMAS HAM PIES
Tasty recipes that will use up your Christmas leftovers
Leftover roast lamb flatbreads
Turn last night's lamb roast into tomorrow's lunch with these delicious filled flatbreads. They're finished off with a refreshing yoghurt dressing for a tasty twist on an old favourite.
1/2 cup natural yoghurt
1 tbs olive oil
2 tbs fresh herbs (chopped,*optional)
2 cups spinach leaves
1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes (halved)
2 cups leftover roast lamb
1. In a small bowl, combine yoghurt with olive oil and herbs, if using. Season well.
2. Top flatbreads with spinach, a few cherry tomato halves and a handful of lamb.
3. Drizzle with yoghurt dressing. Fold or roll to encase filling.
Leftover roast beef fritters
Don't know what to do with those leftover bits of roast from last night's dinner?
Whip up some leftover roast fritters for lunch.
256 g roast beef
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup self-raising flour
1 cup milk
1 tsp salt and pepper
1 tbs butter
1. Cut meat into 1cm cubes.
2. Sift flour and salt into a bowl and add pepper, egg and milk.
3. Beat to form a smooth pancake-like batter.
4. Add meat to batter and mix in well.
5. Heat a frying pan and add a tablespoon of butter to the pan.
6. Once butter has melted add spoonfuls of the batter to the frypan, cook until golden brown on both sides.
7. Serve hot, with tomato or barbeque sauce.
Mini turkey and cranberry quiches
Use up your Christmas leftovers to make these yummy little cocktail snacks for New Year's Eve.
500 g turkey breast (cooked,diced)
1 onion (finely chopped)
2 cups mozzarella (grated)
1/2 cup cranberry sauce
4 eggs (beaten)
4 sheets puff pastry
1. Preaheat oven to 180˚C and lightly grease a mini quiche or cupcake tray.
2. In a large frypan, slowly fry diced turkey and onion on a moderate heat until fragrant and onion is soft.
3. Take pan off the heat and add grated cheese. Allow to melt and combine.
4. Add cranberry sauce and combine. Allow to cool a little.
5. Add eggs and stir until combined.
6. Use a round cookie/scone cutter to cut enough rounds to fill each hole in the tray.
7. Fill each round of pastry with approximately 1 teaspoon of the mixture.
8. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
9. Repeat with remaining pastry and mixture.
Potato pancakes are a great comfort food packed with crunch and flavour, an easy and inexpensive way to feed all the family!
500 g desiree potato (grated,peeled)
500 g sweet potato (grated,peeled)
1/2 cup plain flour
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
4 spring onions (sliced,washed)
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
oil (for frying)
sour cream (*to serve)
beetroot (chopped,*to serve)
salad leaves (*to serve)
1. Combine all the ingredients except the oil in a mixing bowl. Heat 2-3mm of oil in a non-stick frying pan on high.
2. Place a spoonful of potato mixture into the hot oil and gently flatten. For a perfect shape use a deep egg ring. Allow a crust to form on the bottom before attempting to move or turn them. It should take around 5 minutes, each side, on a medium-high heat.
3. Remove potato patties from the pan and drain well on paper towel. Repeat until all the mixture is used. Serve with sour cream, beetroot and salad leaves.
Christmas ham pies
If you've always got plenty of Christmas leftovers, this Christmas ham pies recipe will be right up your alley!
4 eggs (lightly beaten)
1 1/2 cups milk
1/3 cup self-raising flour
1/4 cup carrot (grated)
1/4 cup zucchini (grated)
125 g ham (chopped)
1/4 cup frozen corn
1/4 cup frozen peas
1 1/2 cups tasty cheese (grated)
1 onion (finely chopped)
1 tbs parmesan cheese (grated)
1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 12-hole muffin tin with olive oil spray.
2. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, milk and flour. Add the carrot, zucchini, ham, corn, peas, tasty cheese and onion, stir to combine.
3. Spoon into prepared tin. Top with grated parmesan. Bake for approximately 20 minutes until golden.
Ham Omelette Gluten- Free
Ham omelette is lovely light and nutritious meal and an ideal way to use that leftover ham from Christmas.
1/2 cup milk
1 green onion, sliced finely
salt and pepper
1 tsp butter
1/2 cup chopped ham
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
In a bowl, mix the eggs, milk, green onion, salt and pepper.
2. Heat a frying pan on medium heat, add the butter and roll around the pan to coat.
3. Gently pour in the egg mixture and roll the pan to coat. Lift the edges using an egg slice to make sure it isn't sticking to the pan. When the egg is almost set, place the ham and cheese on half of the omelette and flip the other half over it. Cook further until cheese is melted. Serve with a side salad.
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