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Bubble and squeak potato cakes  recipe

Bubble and squeak potato cakes recipe

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This classic English brunch dish is a hearty family favourite and the perfect way to use up your leftover mashed potato and cabbage. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 510 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free


  • 750g potatoes, cubed
  • 1 cabbage, shredded
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 red chillies, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 300g unsmoked bacon chops
  • 2 tbsp squeezy honey
  • 1 X 420g can reduced-sugar baked beans

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    16g 22%
  • Saturates

    5g 26%
  • Sugars

    21g 24%
  • Salt

    4.4g 73%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 61.6g Protein 24.3g Fibre 13.2g


  1. Boil the potatoes for 15 minutes. In a separate pan, fry the cabbage and onion for 5 minutes then drain.
  2. Drain and mash the potatoes. Stir in the cabbage, onion and chillies. Shape into 8 cakes. Brush a large non-stick frying pan with oil and fry the cakes for 5 minutes on each side until crisp and golden.
  3. Grill the bacon for 3-4 minutes on each side and brush with honey a minute before they're done. Serve with the potato cakes and beans.

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