Refried roasties

Use up potatoes left over from Christmas and make these refried roasties with pickled onions and thyme. Ideal for a Boxing Day buffet

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 194
  • Carbohydrate 22
  • Fat 10
  • Fiber 2
  • Protein 2
  • Saturated Fat 5
  • Sodium 0.1
  • Sugar 1


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 small pickled onions, cut in half
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • a few thyme sprigs, leaves picked
  • 500g leftover or defrosted frozen cooked roast potatoes


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat, add the pickled onions and fry for 3-4 mins until they get nicely caramelised. Add the cayenne and thyme leaves, then tip the roasties into the pan along with another 1 tbsp oil. Use the back of a wooden spoon to squash each one slightly. Leave alone for 3-4 mins to fry and get extra crisp on one side, then give them a good toss.

  2. Add the remaining oil, toss and fry again for extra crispiness. Don’t worry if they fall apart a little, the scuffed bits will get extra crisp. Season to taste and serve warm with your Christmas leftovers.