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The nations favourite Christmas leftovers sandwich has been revealed

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According to new research, the perfect leftover Christmas sandwich consists of turkey, bacon and stuffing.

Researchers found that once Christmas is over, millions of Brits start to focus on what sandwich they can make out of their leftovers.

The most popular includes thick slices of turkey with cranberry sauce and some crispy bacon. Not a bad choice.

The ???perfect??? leftover Christmas sandwich, containing bacon, stuffing, and, of course, turkey.See SWNS story SWBRsandwich.The perfect leftover Christmas sandwich consists of succulent turkey, aromatic bacon and rich stuffing, it has emerged.Researchers found once the main event of Christmas dinner is over, millions of Brits begin to focus on what can be fashioned into the most decadent sandwich of the year.Thick slices of turkey are the most popular choice of filling, with a generous dollop of cranberry sauce and some salty, crispy bacon.Crispy-skinned chicken, roast ham and beef were also popular choices of meats to fill the indulgent yuletide treat.
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Crispy-skinned chicken, roast ham and beef were also popular choices.

The nation's favourite Christmas leftover sandwich recipe

• Thick white sliced bread
• Turkey
• Stuffing
• Bacon
• Cheese
• Pigs in blankets
• Cranberry sauce
• Mayonnaise

Darren Littler, Innovation Director at Warburtons, which commissioned the study, said: The Christmas sandwich is a national talking point each year and its clear that Brits are particular when it comes to what should and should not be included.”

More unconventional fillings such as falafel, roasted butternut squash and avocado also appeared as top choices for leftover sandwiches, with 2% even admitting to adding Christmas pudding into it for a twist.

The nation's favourite Christmas Sandwich has been revealed
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9% said theyd add avocado also.

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One in two like to build out the flavour with a couple of rashers of bacon, while 48% incorporate the leftovers of the stuffing .

And the ingredient most likely to be left out of a Christmas sandwich? Sprouts. Which isnt a surprise, is it?

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37% of people will only eat Christmas sandwiches if theyre homemade, while a third surveyed by OnePoll reckon the Christmas leftover sandwich is the best sandwich of the year.

Theres even apparently a Leftover Sandwich Hour, which takes place between 1pm and 2pm on Boxing Day.

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