Two Fat Ladies' Bubble and Squeak

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Millereg

Cooking time includes boiling time for the vegetables.

Top Review by rpscot55

Good Recipe...however, my British friend that makes this adds a twist. She puts a little horseradish in with the sprouts and gives the entire dish a little zip! At first I couldn't imagine it but, believe me, it and your recipe was GREAT! You need to try it. The suggestion to add an egg was a good one. Worked well...but, just a little FYI for Lynn in RI: My daughter currently lives in England. My own in-laws are transplants from England (born and raised) and ALL OF THEM tell me that this dish was ALWAYS made with Brussel Sprouts...that is what the "Bubble" is. They have no idea where you got the idea that it was usually made with cabbage but, that was not ever the case unless the b. sprouts at the grocers didn't look good at the time they wanted to make the dish! But, these days the frozen brussel sprouts work just as well as fresh.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb cold cooked potato
  • 2 ounces meat drippings or 2 ounces lard
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 12 lb Brussels sprout, cooked and chopped
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Finely chop the potatoes and crush slightly.
  2. In a frying pan, melt half the fat and lightly fry the onion.
  3. Mix in the potato and sprouts and season well.
  4. Add more dripping or lard.
  5. Press the potato/sprouts mixture into the hot fat and fry over a moderate heat until browned underneath.
  6. Turn the veggie mixture over, add the last of the fat and fry until the other side is browned.

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