Leftover Christmas pie

Phil's Leftover Christmas Pie

Serves: 6-8

Preparation time:- 20 minutes.

Cooking time:- 35 minutes.


150g stuffing roughly, broken up

250g, roughly cooked turkey, roughly pulled apart

100g pigs in blankets roughly chopped

300g roast potatoes, chopped

100g peas

300g cooked parsnips, carrots, brussel sprouts

2 pints very thick turkey or chicken gravy (I use chicken gravy granules and any leftover


1 x 500g ready rolled short pastry sheet

beaten egg


Pre heat the oven to 200°C gas 6.

Place all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. Add enough thick gravy to coat

really well and then mix in and spoon into a 270cm x 6.5cm deep oval dish.

With a pastry brush coat the rim of the dish with egg then lay the pastry over, press

down well and decorate the edge.

Again egg the top of the pastry well, then make 2-3 slits in the top of the pastry.

Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Serve with pickled red cabbage.

Phil's ultimate roast potatoes

The perfect recipe for the ultimate roast potatoes!


1 kg peeled potatoes, Desiree, King Edwards, Maris Piper are all good roasters.
200g good beef dripping, duck, goose fat or lard
salt and freshly milled black pepper


  1. Pre heat the oven to 200 Degrees C, Gas 7.

  2. Place a pan of cold water on the stove and bring to the boil.

  3. Pop in the potatoes cut into large 1/4 ‘s, add a little salt.

  4. Bring back to the boil and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the outsides start to
    fall away, carefully drain.

  5. Place the dripping in a baking tray, pop into the hot oven and heat for 10 minutes, or until just smoking.

  6. When drained, remove the tray from the oven carefully add the potatoes to the hot fat, season well with salt and pepper and pop into the oven, cook for 35-40 minutes.

  7. When the bottoms are very crisp and golden, turn over and return to the oven, cook
    for a further 35-40 minutes, until both sides are crisp and golden.

  8. The inside will be soft and powdery with 2 crunchy edges, perfect!

  9. Serve piping hot.

Party salmon cakes with chilli mango dip

Kickstart your Christmas with Phil Vickery's perfect party food!


4 tbsp olive oil
1 onions, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 red pepper de seeded and chopped very finely
3 medium potatoes, peeled, chopped and boiled and mashed
350g salmon bits, finely chopped
salt & freshly milled black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
2 eggs
4 tbsp plain flour
150g -200g panko breadcrumbs


  1. Heat 4 tbsp of oil and soften the onions, garlic and peppers for 10 minutes

  2. Mash the cooked warm potatoes

  3. Add the salmon to the warm potatoes, then add the onions and peppers and mix well.

  4. Season well with salt and pepper, add a little more oil to moisten slightly.

  5. Chill well, then when cold form into small balls.

  6. Coat in the flour, egg and breadcrumbs.

  7. Fry in small batches in 3-4 cm hot oil.

  8. Serve with cocktail sticks

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