The great big Observer Food Monthly Christmas leftovers sandwich


What to do with the leftover bird and bits? Pile them high, the bigger the better. Add crunch and crisps. Perfect for Boxing Day (or any other day)

I feel relaxed and comfortable as the madness of Christmas winds down, and I take great and patient pleasure in the careful construction of one of my food events of the year: the Boxing Day Sandwich. It is an embodiment of the very spirit of Christmas. All the stragglers, the leftovers and the overlooked, brought back together the day after Christmas, to make something truly delicious.

As this sandwich is made of leftovers, yours will no doubt be different, but please think of this as a guide, a general approach to the thing.

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