Eggy bubble and squeak cakes

Eggy bubble and squeak cakes
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep: 15mins
  • Cook: 10mins

This is a great way of using up left over veg - any will do. If you haven’t got mash you could use frozen, or of course start from scratch with some potatoes - you’ll need to peel about 600g to get 450g cooked weight. They’re delicious served with grilled bacon and tomato ketchup.


  • 5 large British Lion eggs
  • 450g/1lb mashed potato
  • 225g/8oz cooked vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, leeks etc
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 60g/4tbsp plain flour
  • 90ml/6tbsp vegetable oil for frying


  1. Place four of the eggs in a medium pan, cover with water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 7mins. Drain the eggs, then rinse in cold water. Tap the shells all over and peel away. Roughly chop the eggs.
  2. Place the potato and vegetables in a large bowl with the chopped eggs and seasoning. Beat the remaining egg, add to the potatoes and mix well. Divide and shape the mixture into 8 small or 4 large cakes, dusting them lightly with flour as you go.
  3. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan, add the cakes and cook for 8-10mins turning over half way through until they are golden brown on both sides. Lift from the pan with a spatula, draining on kitchen paper then serve hot.

Cooks tips

You may also like the classic eggy bread recipe.

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