Bubble & Squeak Cake Recipe

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Bubble & Squeak Cake Recipe

Bubble cakes, bubble brunch, bubble on toast, cold bubble spooned straight out of the fridge with a dollop of chutney, bubble in a sandwich… how do you love your bubble!?

These bubble cakes are so versatile - from delicious brunches to late night suppers - you know its all good!

The ingredients are all down to you and what you have left over from your Sunday roast- start with a base of leftover potatoes then use anything that you have available - we would suggest a combo of the following:

Roast potatoes
Mashed potatoes
Roast veggies like carrots, parsnips, butternut squash, leeks, courgetteonions
Any Cabbage, chopped up
Any crispy herbs or whole roast cloves of garlic from the roasting trays

A splash of gravy


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180c/ 350f/ gas mark 4.
2. Roughly chop your chosen potatoes, veggies and greens then put them all into a mixing bowl alone with a little splash of gravy for added flavour but not so much that will make the mixture too wet.
3. Roughly mash everything together with a potato masher until your veggies are a big jumble that look like a rough and lumpy mash.

4. Divide the mixture into portions the size of a tennis ball and form them in to cake shapes with your hands. You can of course make the smaller and have mini cakes - the choice is yours!
5. When you’re ready to cook your cakes, place a large shallow frying pan over a medium heat and pour in a little olive oil. Gently lay in the cakes and allow them to sizzle on one side for 5 or 6 minutes or until they turn a lovely golden brown before turning them over and cooking them on the other side. If you only have a small frying pan or if you’re making a larger batch to feed a crowd, cook the potato cakes in batches and keep the cooked ones warm in the oven at 170c.

Serve the cakes however you like - on toast dolloped with ketchup or served with lemony, mustard yogurt, avocado and peppery leaves for a snazzy brunch!

Tuck in and ENJOY!