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Bubble and squeak cakes with ham and poached eggs recipe

Bubble and squeak cakes with ham and poached eggs recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 432 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free


  • 300g leftover roast or boiled potatoes
  • 300g leftover cooked vegetables, such as parsnips, carrots, cabbage or sprouts 
  • 2 eggs, beaten plus 4 poached eggs
  • sliced cooked ham
  • salad leaves, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    18g 25%
  • Saturates

    6g 28%
  • Sugars

    5g 5%
  • Salt

    4.5g 75%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 19.1g Protein 46.5g Fibre 5.5g


  1. Roughly chop the leftover roast or boiled potatoes with the leftover vegetables.
  2. Mash together with a potato masher and stir in 2 beaten eggs.
  3. Shape roughly into 4 cakes and fry in hot oil until golden.
  4. Top each cake with a poached egg, a grinding of black pepper and serve with sliced cooked ham, and green salad, if you like.

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