Christmas! It’s on all of our minds – whether you’re planning your meals out for the festive period (if you’re really organised and an avid foodie) or thinking of the lovely bit of time you’re going to have off. Potatoes are one of the key elements of the traditional Christmas dinner but can also be used to create delicious dishes on the surrounding festive days and rest of the year for that matter. Potatoes are incredibly versatile and can be used to create a stunning range of meals as this list demonstrates. Here are some tasty Christmas recipes to enjoy throughout the festive period.
Celebrations, drinking and delicious bites!
These Duchesse Mini Fish Pies are the perfect addition to a Christmas Eve buffet! Learn how to make a crunchy pastry and tasty centre comprised of fish, dill, nutmeg and crème fraiche. Thoroughly delicious, yet surprisingly easy to prepare.
Another fantastic feature for the Christmas Eve buffet or party! This recipe takes you through the process of arranging ingredients so each bite is alive with flavour. These feature salmon caviar, horseradish and smoked salmon.
Want more party inspiration? Check out Pádraic Óg Gallagher's recipe video below:
For the big day! Here are a few ideas for the Christmas roast and, of course, a crash course in rustling up the best roast potatoes.
A great starter or side dish to the Christmas roast – these fantastic croquettes wrap smooth potato, ham and cheese in one neat package. The addition of nutmeg and golden breadcrumbs makes this a particularly delicious bite before the Christmas dinner.
A simple, effective roast potato method to create the best roast potatoes for the big day! Roast potatoes are an integral part of the Christmas dinner so you need to get them right! If you’re always struggling to get the right amount of fluffiness, crispiness and colour, you should read this.
The aftermath! A day of relaxation and leftovers.
Kick off your St Stephen’s Day in style with this delectable breakfast hash recipe. This method holds the perfect process for making a soft, flavoursome hash and beautiful tasty accompaniment in the form of veg, fried eggs and horseradish.
Bubble and squeak – the ultimate leftover food! Breathe new life into the roasted turkey with this method which finds cabbage, parma ham, spuds and poached eggs combine to create a fantastic brunch dish.
If you find yourself with a tonne of leftover spuds, you could rustle up a potato rosti! This recipe also demonstrates how to make a delicious hollandaise sauce to accompany this dish. You can add your own twist too – add festive veg such as sprouts and parsnips which could all work just as well as asparagus.
Here's some fantastic Christmas Indulgence ideas from Mark Moriarty:
Check out our selection of simple recipe videos showing you just how quick and easy these delicious dishes are to make. Mix up your week and give them a go!
We've got you covered with these seriously tasty brunch recipes. Packed full of potato goodness, these dishes are perfect for lazy mornings with loved ones or entertaining your friends.