Well, we all have our bellies full, possibly nursing a good hangover. And who in the world wants to cook dinner or lunch today, when there’s leftovers from yesterday dinner? Personally, I do not. And I love Boxing Day, because I come from a family where grandma cooks for way too many people. Even though there’s 14 of us normally. So what a better chance for me to share with you the secrets for the Ultimate Leftover Sandwich? I mean, it’s the ultimate lazy as well as the most delicious sandwich ever.
It’s very easy, but you have to make sure of a couple of things:
Numero 1: have enough bread. Buy more bread that you need for Christmas. You can always freeze it or toast it with some oil/butter for the perfect sandwich crust. ( I tell you a trade secret: most “fresh” sandwiches are made with yesterday’s bread. This is why they are so crunchy and toast so well.) You can also make croutons for some quick and light snacks.
Number 2: the leftovers. Now, for the optimimum flavour of our leftovers, you need to store the oil or juice with them. This keeps them nice and moist and well seasoned too. Ugh, I am already dreaming of that confit garlic that was roasted with the chicken juice. The perfect combo for the Ultimate Leftover Sandwich.
Number 3: do not add too much spicy sauce or any at all. Spicy sauce may be the best for hangovers (they say) but it will numb your papillae and wont be able to taste that little you still can. Also, we all know the best cure for an hangover is another one.
Number 4: use that extra stuffing. Pop it in the oven for a quick roast, or in the pan for a little texture. There is never enough stuffing in this world.
And yes, you can definitely add the roast potatoes everyone was too full to finish in. You can work the carbs out later.
What will your Boxing Day sandwich be this year?
Merry Christmas you all.