At Christmas it does feel like vegetarian options are slightly neglected, there is such a strong focus on the amazing meat available that we seem to stick vegetarians with nut roasts and honey cooked vegetables.
Bubble and squeak is a vegetarian tradition on boxing day and can be enjoyed either traditionally or with an egg twist.
Traditional bubble and squeak, feeds 4
Leftovers list: 500g roast potatoes, 250g brussel sprouts, 50g plain flour, 50g cabbage and 50g grated carrots
Method: chop the vegetables finely and set aside. Mash potatoes in a bowl and mix in the vegetables. Add half the flour and mould into a patty shape, dust with flour and fry for 10 minutes on each side.
Baked egg squeak, feeds 4
Leftovers list: 500g roast potatoes, 250g brussel sprouts, 50g plain flour, 50g cabbage, 50g grated carrots and 4 eggs
Method: chop the vegetables finely and set aside. Mash potatoes in a bowl and mix in the vegetables. Add half the flour and pour into a pan, fry for 5 minutes before cracking 4 eggs on top and placing in the oven under a medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes until eggs are ready.
Some other ideas
Roast vegetable salad – re-heat the vegetables from the day before and add some roasted tomatoes and mushrooms, cover it all in a light olive oil and balsamic dressing.
Puff pastry tarts – roll out puff pastry and cut out rounds, fill the centre of the round with chopped vegetables and top with cheddar brush with egg and bake until puffy and golden.
Spaghetti omelette – place cooked spaghetti in the bottom of a casserole dish. In a bowl beat 4 eggs, add chopped leftover vegetables and mix well. Pour the egg mixture over the spaghetti and then top with crumbled or grated cheese and seasoning. Bake until golden.