Bubble & Squeak Cakes

Great Britain

Preparation info
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Appears in
Lavender & Lovage: A Culinary Notebook of Memories & Recipes From Home & Abroad

By Karen Burns-Booth

Published 2019

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These cheesy bubble and squeak cakes are perfect for a midweek family tea or supper dish, as well as being great for leisurely weekend breakfasts and brunch. Serve with baked beans, fried or poached eggs and extra grated cheese for a protein packed meal that all the family will love.


  • Leftover mashed potatoes (for 8 cakes, about 16 tablespoons)
  • Leftover cooked cabbage and carrots (fo


  1. Mix the finely chopped cabbage and diced carrots with the mash and season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  2. Add the grated Cheddar cheese and mustard powder and mix thoroughly.
  3. Divide the mixture into 16 cakes/patties, shape them and allow to chill in the fridge for between 30