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Bubble and squeak

Bubble and squeak

A great leftover recipe that can be made with any vegetable leftovers.

Serve with a poached, fried or scrambled egg and crispy bacon or with poached smoked haddock fillets or grilled trout. Pop them in the freezer at the end of step 4 for a delicious snack on another day.
By Caroline Marson
Serves 4
Prep/Cook time: 30-45 minutes
bubble and squeak patties on a plate

Ingredients

1 red onion, finely chopped
Use up what you have. Spring onions, leeks or shallots work well here.
450g leftover mashed potato
300g leftover mixed cooked vegetables – e.g. roast parsnips, green beans, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli or peas, chopped into small pieces
25g hard cheese, grated
25g butter, melted
1 tbsp cooking oil
Plain flour
Salt and black pepper

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Recipe

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the finely chopped onion until soft. 

  2. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the onions into a large bowl.

  3. Add the mashed potato, cooked vegetables and cheese to the bowl and season well. Mix well and divide the mixture into six portions.

  4. Using your hands, shape each portion into a round cake. Put a little flour on a plate and coat each cake in flour on both sides.

  5. Put onto a greased baking tray and brush with a little melted butter. Bake in a preheated oven (200°C/400°F/ mark 6) for 25 minutes or alternatively fry on both sides until golden brown.

  6. Remember to freeze any portions you don’t eat this time to save them from going in the bin. A great time saver for a simple meal another day when you may be busy.
     

    Defrost your frozen portions in the fridge and use within 24 hours, or in a microwave on 'defrost' directly before use.
Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Airtight container
Time
Fridge for 2 days, freezer for 3 months
Where to store
Fridge or freezer
Reheat
Oven or microwave until piping hot. Reheat only once.

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