These leftover gammon and cheesy mash fritters are AMAZING – not only do they use up leftovers and transform them into a whole new meal, but they’re also easy to make and taste delicious!
I made some rainbow vegetable fritters a year or so ago and ever since then, I’ve been planning to see if I could make something similar with the leftover mash and gammon that we seem to have on a regular basis.
Then Jen popped round to collect Maxi (who was playing basketball with Master Frugal for a good three hours solid) and mentioned that she’s just made some cod and pea fritters which sounded amazing. I considered making them for our tea but then I remembered the leftovers that I had in the fridge from the mini roast dinner we’d had the night before – mash and gammon.
They were amazing served with a soft boiled egg on top (I can’t poach eggs to save my life) and I’ll definitely be making them again!
Before I tell you how I made them though, I should say two things:
- There’s no actual recipe as it depends how much gammon and how much mash you have leftover.
- They are never going to look perfect as they are super squidgy in the pan – the four in the photos were my absolute best four! 😉
So basically, to make them you just finely chop or shred your leftover gammon and mix it in with the mash. Add a small handful of cheese and divide the mix equally into balls which you can then flatten into burger shapes and fry in some olive oil until it’s golden and crispy on both sides.
The trick I found was not to mess with the fritters too much while they were in the pan but even then, it wasn’t easy to keep them in burger shapes. It was totally worth the squidginess as they were delicious!
I served ours for lunch with a soft boiled egg on top of them and they went down so well that I’ll be making sure we have leftover gammon and mash from this week’s Sunday Dinner.
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