bubble and squeak cake Recipe

bubble and squeak cake

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Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 medium floury potatoes
  • 4 large spring green leaves (cabbage or brussel sprouts are fine too)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp polenta or cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper

How to make bubble and squeak cake


Traditionally made with leftovers, this dish is definitely tasty enough to justify the efforrt of whipping up a fresh batch of mash. Instead of dusting with flour, I used polenta instead so that it adds a crunch to the cakes. Makes about 6 - 8 cakes.

  1. Peel potatoes and cut into fairly large chunks. Add to a pan of salted boiling water and cook until soft. Drain well.
  2. Add leaves to another pan of salted boiling water and cook until soft, but not mushy. Drain well and chop into small piece.
  3. Add butter to potatoes and mash until smooth. Stir in cabbage, salt and black pepper.
  4. Shape into flat rounds and dust lightly with polenta or cornmeal. Sit on a tray and put in a fridge for around 30 minutes.
  5. Heat oil in a small pan and add cakes. Cook one side until brown (I like to press them with the frying slice so the edges go craggy and crisp) then flip over to cook the other side. Ready to eat.
  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    i miss this kind of stuff living in Japan :( I could try it but you need the spring greens really and we don't get that over here. plus you also need leftover gravy to slop all over them hehe.

  • tommy
    tommy says

    I'd swop spring greens for the confectionery and snacks you have there. And you get good Singaporean food in Tokyo too!

  • Panthropology
    Panthropology says

    Cabbage + potatoes = yummy

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