Boxing Day Food

Beef rolls


  • remains of cold roast or boiled beef
  • salt
  • pepper
  • minced herbs
  • 1 roll of puff pastry


  • Cut up the beef bearably fine with small amount of its own fat. Add a seasoning of salt, pepper and chopped herbs.
  • Put the entire into a roll of puff-pastry, and cook in the oven for ½ hour, or longer if the turn over is bigger.
  • Beef patties may be made of cold meat, by mincing and seasoning beef as aimed at above, and sweltering in a rich puff pastry.

Smashed peas with cold ham


  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 100g/1¾oz fresh or frozen peas
  • 5 or 6 sage leaves
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

To serve

  • slices of cold ham such as
    • Prosciutto
    • bacon
    • West Country cooked ham


  • Bring a large pan of salty water to the bubble.
  • Pop the entire cloves of garlic into the pot and boil for 5-10 minutes, or until very fond.
  • At this point put in the peas and the sage and cook for about 2 min, until the peas are prepared.
  • Drain carefully and either crush the peas with the butter and oil, or pulse all to a rough uniformity in a food processor.
  • Serve beside slices of ham or on it’s possessed as a great summer dip.

Parsnip hash browns


  • 450g waxy potatoes (such as Charlotte)
  • 350g parsnips or other root veg
  • 1 small onion , halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove , finely chopped
  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 4-5 tbsp sunflower oil


  • 6 rashers of streaky bacon or slices of prosciutto
  • 6 stems of cherry tomatoes on the vine
  • 6 eggs


  • Peel and coarsely annoy the potatoes and parsnips - if you're by means of a food processor, join the medium grater. Squeeze out as much water as likely with your hands and put them in a bowl.
  • Blend in the onion, garlic, egg and season if you like. Divide the combination into six and approximately shape into level cakes. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a big non-stick frying pan and cook three of the cakes on a low heat for 4-5 mins on each side until golden and gentle. Transfer to kitchen paper with a slotted spoon and leave to cool while boiling the remainder, adding remaining oil as necessary. In the meantime grill the bacon and tomatoes, simmer the eggs and serve beside.
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