Main Course: ‘Bubble and Squeak’ Cakes

Servings: 8 cakes

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 - 15 minutes


This simple dish is a wonderful way to ‘fry-up’ leftover potatoes and veggies from last night’s supper. Bubble and Squeak is a British recipe named after the sound it makes while sizzling in the pan.

  • 4 medium leftover potatoes, peeled and mashed
  • 1 cups cooked veggies like cabbage/carrots/Brussel sprouts/peas, chopped or mashed (your preference)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions for Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes with the vegetables and the onion powder until everything sticks together.
  2. Stir in the mustard, onion powder and salt.
  3. Shape into 8 round cakes and place on a plate.
  4. Dust the cakes with flour. Turn each cake and repeat. 
  5. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Before placing each cake into the pan, pat off the extra flour.
  6. Let fry for 5 minutes then slightly flatten each cake. Let cook another 2 minutes. Flip carefully.
  7. Cook for another 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. To cool, place on plate lined with paper towel.

These are a great addition to a camp breakfast since you can use up leftover potatoes from the night before and serve it alongside eggs. The cakes also freeze really well for use another time.

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