Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Don't throw that last bit of mashed potato away - try Bubble and Squeak instead. The name comes from the noise it makes in the pan when frying. From The Popular Potato this dish is a favorite British breakfast treat.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 medium potato, cooked and mashed
  • 14 head cabbage, shredded and lightly steamed


  1. Cook bacon slices in a large skillet and remove when crispy. Crumble and set aside.
  2. Add onions to pan and gently fry until tender. Add potato and cabbage. Press together to form a large cake. Cook until first side is brown then turn with a spatula and brown the other side.
  3. Slide out from pan and sprinkle with crumbled bacon.
  4. Serve with toast and/or eggs.


Most Helpful

I have heard of this dish, but have never tried it before. This was very good with loads of flavor. I mixed the steamed cabbage, and sauteed onions with the mashed potatoes and then put the mixture into the frying pan. I also doubled the bacon and added some salt, pepper and garlic powder. Great addition to breakfast and very filling. Made for August, 2009 Aussie/NZ Swap.

Crafty Lady 13 August 03, 2009

I loved this. Ate it as a side rather than for brekkie though. Fantastic way to use some leftovers. Economical and tasty also. For my tastes, however, I did add about four more slices of bacon, and I just mixed it into the potato.

Amayzng30 June 03, 2007

I chose this recipe for Spring Pac 2007 and really enjoyed it! I was a little hesitant considering the name. It kind of reminded me of a doggie toy..but besides that. I thought the flavor was good and even sort of reminded me of Corn beef and cabbage. I did add salt and pepper to taste..but other than that followed the recipe exactly as written.

RHIANNA T. May 16, 2007

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