Shallot and sprout bubble and squeak cakes recipe

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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


  • 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.

  • Toss in the sprouts and stir fry with the shallots until just softened.

  • Mix in a bowl with the mashed potato.

  • Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Allow to cool.

  • Divide the mixture into four patties using plain flour on your hands to help shape the mixture.

  • 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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