Heston Blumenthal says there’s no better way to use up Christmas leftovers than with a leftover sandwich. We’d agree.

This isn’t really a Heston recipe, it’s barely even a post.

Heston has said in several Christmas interviews and articles that his favourite way to use up leftover dishes from Christmas in is a massive doorstop sandwich.

heston christmas leftover recipe sandwich

There’s no strict recipe for such a thing, but Heston says the most vital components are loads of mayonnaise and plenty of pickles.

So, with the leftovers of our Cheap and Easy Heston Blumenthal Christmas Dinner menu to dispose of, here’s our take on the Christmas leftover Sandwich that we hope Heston would approve of.

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Start by assembling your ingredients.

heston christmas leftover recipe sandwich

Sourdough artisan blah blah blah. We’re using a tiger bloomer from the supermarket. There’s going to be so much filling in this you need to rip some of its guts out to make room.

heston christmas leftover recipe sandwich

Slather on LOADS of mayo and some mustard (we’re using Dijon).

heston christmas leftover recipe sandwich

Next, your remaining slabs of succulent turkey meat.

heston christmas leftover recipe sandwich

Next, some of your Christmas cheese. We’re using a mature hard cheddar. Ahem.

heston christmas leftover recipe sandwich

Pickles after that. They’ll add moisture and sharpness to Cut Through The Richness™.

heston christmas leftover recipe sandwich

Follow this with your stuffing…

heston christmas leftover recipe sandwich

…then parsnips…

heston christmas leftover recipe sandwich

…then carrots…

heston christmas leftover recipe sandwich

…then sprouts…

heston christmas leftover recipe sandwich

Then pop the lid of the bread on (filled with loads more mustard and mayonnaise. Slice into huge slab-sized servings and enjoy.

heston christmas leftover recipe sandwich

Oh, and what about the leftover gravy? Well, there’s definitely a use for that with your sandwich, too…

heston christmas leftover recipe sandwich

Further Reading

For another great Christmas Leftover recipe check out Gary Fenn’s post for turkey burgers with shredded sprouts and cranberry relish over on the BigSpud blog.

How do you like to serve YOUR Christmas leftovers? Please tell us in the comments section.