Bubble & squeak with slice cut

Bubble & squeak

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4

Bubble & squeak should be on everyone's radar come Christmas time - it's a great way of using up leftover mash, sprouts and cabbage

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable


  • kcal212
  • fat13g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.89g
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  • 1 tbsp duck fat, goose fat or butter



    Rich and full of flavour, duck meat is extremely nutritious, with high levels of protein, B…

  • 4 rashers of streaky bacon, chopped



    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 1 onion, finely sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 15-20 cooked Brussels sprouts, sliced, or leftover boiled cabbage, shredded
    Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts

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    The quintessential Christmas dinner veg, Brussels sprouts are throught to have been cultivated…

  • 400g cold leftover mashed potato, or cold crushed boiled potatoes



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…


  1. Melt 1 tbsp duck fat, goose fat or butter in a non-stick pan, allow it to get nice and hot, then add 4 chopped streaky bacon rashers. As it begins to brown, add 1 finely sliced onion and 1 chopped garlic clove.

  2. Next, add 15-20 sliced cooked Brussels sprouts or shredded boiled cabbage and let it colour slightly. All this will take 5-6 mins.

  3. Add 400g cold mashed potato. Work everything together in the pan and push it down so that the mixture covers the base of the pan.

  4. Allow the mixture to catch slightly on the base of the pan before turning it over and doing the same again. It’s the bits of potato that catch in the pan that define the term ‘bubble and squeak’, so be brave and let the mixture colour.

  5. Cut into wedges and serve.

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27th Dec, 2018
A lovely way to use up sprouts! Mine also didn’t stick together but it was still tasty. Needs lots of seasoning!
19th Feb, 2018
Mine didn't look anything like the picture and it didn't stick together. However it was absolutely delicious and just like my mum used to make even with the garlic. We had it with grilled sausages and a fried egg on top.
5th Jan, 2018
Very nice recipe. I did season it well before frying, from past experience of cooking this. Even hubby noticed it was a really nice bubble and squeak compared to usual! For those of you averse to using the garlic, try it, it really works! It's the first time I've used garlic and I will in future.
2nd Jan, 2017
Great recipe, easy to follow, and a good way to use up Christmas leftovers, or at any time of the year. Nice with a bit of brown sauce on the side!
1st Dec, 2015
Well worth cooking potatoes and brussels sprouts to make this!
Shona McLean
4th Jan, 2015
This is great with cheese though it and served on top of chicken and leeks with mushroom sauce
27th Dec, 2014
Great little recipe to use up veg. Also recommend adding an egg to help bind it
3rd Apr, 2012
must try with garlic !!!! my mother in law is a genius with the old bubble and squeak and puts garlic in every time
29th Dec, 2011
My Grandad used to make this for me every Monday night (Sunday roast leftovers) when I was a kid, I sooo miss this.... However his 1 secret was ... Add an egg, and no garlic. I have to admit with garlic it will add another dimension to the recipe, but should be an optional extra, down to taste.
17th Dec, 2011
Made this with cooked chicken. Added some stuffing and cranberry sauce to it and come leftover carrot and turnip mash. Was the first time I've ever had bubble and squeak and I have to say it was mighty tasty!


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