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Bubble and Squeak

Introduction & method

Bubble and squeak is a brilliant way to use up leftover mashed potatoes and vegetables. It goes really well with a Full English Breakfast, although you hardly ever see it in cafés.

Bubble and Squeak Recipe

Mix together the potatoes, vegetables and seasoning, and form into 4 round cakes. Heat some oil in a frying pan and cook the bubble and squeak for about 5 minutes each side. Some people like to do their bubble as one large slab and then cut it up at the end, but I think the cakes are easier to deal with. The aim with bubble and squeak is to get a nice, crispy burnt skin on it - not always easy to do, but practice makes perfect!

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Ingredients & Info

  leftover mashed potato
  leftover vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, peas etc
 1 tsp chopped parsley
 half a teaspoon ground black pepper


Oil for frying

US Customary/Imperial

Serves 4 
Prep time: 5 minutes.
Cooking time: 10 minutes.
Total time: 15 minutes.