How to make leftover turkey bubble & squeak cakes

Cassie shares her inspiring idea for turning turkey leftovers into a simple snack or Boxing Day breakfast. Be inspired to experiment with your Christmas leftovers.

Points to remember

  • Whizz leftover potatoes, sprouts and turkey in a food processor – add leftover root veg, stuffing or pigs in blankets too, if you like.
  • Season well and add a drizzle of beaten egg to help everything bind together.
  • Shape the mixture into fat puck shapes and stuff with a good melty cheese – brie, camembert or gruyère are all good.
  • Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Dust in flour then fry in hot oil until crispy on both sides and hot throughout.
  • Serve with salad leaves and a dollop of cranberry sauce.

For more turkey inspiration, watch the cookery team’s quick video guides to making turkey slaw and instant noodle soup. They have three clever ideas for leftover Christmas pudding, too.