Christmas leftovers made easy: Boxing Day sandwich


  • Serves 4 people

  • 8 thick slices rye bread
  • For spreading: softened butter
  • 8 butter lettuce leaves
  • 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 250 gm roast turkey, thinly sliced
  • 250 gm baked ham, thinly sliced
  • Lemon, herb and garlic mayonnaise
  • 150 gm good-quality mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup (loosely packed) finely chopped mixed herbs, such as flat-leaf parsley, basil, tarragon and thyme
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche
  • Finely grated rind of 1 lemon and juice of ½
  • ½ garlic clove, finely grated
01   For lemon, herb and garlic mayonnaise, combine ingredients in a bowl, stir to combine, season to taste and set aside.
02   Preheat grill to high. Place bread on a tray and grill, turning once, until golden (1-2 minutes), then spread with butter.
03   Spread bread slices with mayonnaise, then top half the slices with lettuce, tomato, ham and turkey, season to taste, sandwich with remaining bread slices and serve.

Note Christmas turkey and ham are gifts that keep on giving. Load the leftovers into this tasty sandwich and put your feet up.

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