So Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a glazed ham. But what do you do once the music stops and the presents are unwrapped… and what can you make with leftovers?! Easy: you watch my video of what I personally made from 20kg of leftover ham, then make one of these five awesome (and simple) leftovers recipes.
No more wondering what to cook with Christmas leftovers – here’s your answer.
Wondering how to use up that leftover Christmas ham? Try my take on Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Croque Madame, aka the ULTIMATE grilled ham and cheese sandwich topped with a rich and creamy mornay sauce and gooey eggs. I can’t even.
It’s spicy dan dan noodles… but not as you know it! This version switches out pork mince for leftover Christmas ham, and the result is a holly, jolly, tongue-tingling time. Sichuan peppercorns give depth and heat to this dish and the spicy sauce is the perfect pairing.
OK, so I’ll be the first to admit this Classic Ham Salad isn’t exactly Instagram-friendly. However, don’t be dissing this dip because my word, it is actually pretty amazing. Serve with assorted crackers or on bread rolls – it’s ideal to use up leftovers or as an easy ‘help yourself’ option on game day.
That’s it: from now on, I’m always saving my leftover ham at Christmas to upgrade my instant ramen stock. This is an ingenious way to get maximum flavour from something you’d probably normally just discard. Life-changing, you guys. Get amongst it!
Just when you think you can’t eat any more ham, along comes a dumpling to save the day. These bouncy, juicy spicy ham wontons are a clever, quick and easy way to use up your Christmas leftovers and bring some much-needed spice to the post-festive proceedings.