Breakfast bubble and squeak
Costs: Cheap as chips
Breakfast bubble and squeak is a delicious way to start the day, because who says it should just be for dinner? You can't beat a cooked breakfast and this recipe serves up this British classic with fried eggs and Lincolnshire sausages alongside a tasty tomato sauce. Making breakfast bubble and squeak from scratch is definitely worth the wait, but if you have leftover mashed potatoes from the night before then skip the potato-cooking stage and get your spuds straight in the pan. You can also add in any other cooked veggies you have - carrots, parsnips and spinach all work well when mashed or shredded down and will give your breakfast an extra vitamin kick!
- 8 Lincolnshire sausages
- Salt and ground black pepper
- 2tbsp vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
For the tomato sauce:
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
- 2-3 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
- ½-1 red chilli, deseeded and roughly chopped
- 1tsp dark muscovado sugar
For the bubble and squeak:
- 2 large potatoes (about 600g/1¼lb), peeled and quartered
- ¼ Savoy cabbage (about 150g/5oz), stem removed, thinly sliced
The tomato sauce can be made any time, kept for up to a week in the fridge, and warmed through for serving.
- To make the tomato sauce, put all the ingredients into a pan, bring to the boil, and simmer for 10 mins until thickened. Whizz to a smooth sauce using a stick blender.
- To make the breakfast bubble and squeak, add the potatoes to a pan of cold water. Bring to the boil, cook for 15 mins, then put the cabbage on the top to steam for 5 mins or until potatoes are tender. Drain well using a colander and leave in the colander.
- Meanwhile, cook the sausages slowly in a frying pan, with half the oil, for 15 mins. Take out and keep them warm.
- Put the rest of the oil in the frying pan on high heat. When sizzling, tip in the potato and cabbage mixture. Squash it with a fork and cook for 4-5 mins, so that it starts to form a crust. Mash it around with the fork, and cook for another 5 mins. Season well.
- Fry the eggs in a non-stick pan, without using fat then serve your breakfast bubble and squeak from the pan, with the sausages, eggs and warm sauce.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 634(kcal)
- Fat 42.0g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.