Shallot and sprout bubble and squeak cakes

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Shallot and Sprout Bubble and Squeak
Shallot and Sprout Bubble and Squeak
  • Serves: 4

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This version of a classic recipe is bound to be one your family will want time and time again.


  • 500g cold mashed potato
  • 150g peeled sprouts, shredded
  • 150g shallots, peeled and diced
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 75g butter
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Flour for making patties


  1. Melt the butter in a frying pan with half a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the shallots, and fry gently till golden brown but not crisp.
  2. Toss in the sprouts and stir fry with the shallots until just softened.
  3. Mix in a bowl with the mashed potato.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Allow to cool.
  5. Divide the mixture into four patties using plain flour on your hands to help shape the mixture.
  6. Fry the patties in olive oil and a little butter until golden brown on both sides. This takes 5-6 minutes.

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