A classic British breakfast dish – belonging to the working class rather than the landed gentry - that traditionally had no fixed ingredients because it was made from whatever had been left over from a previous meal. Nonetheless, it usually included mashed potatoes and cabbage and/or leeks. I have fond childhood memories of eating Bubble and Squeak at friends' houses in England. This version I found on a 'Pan or Wok' recipe card from International Masters Publishers. In its ingredients, it certainly contains a few modern touches. Since this a traditional dish, and since there are so many variations, who's to say what's traditional? This particular recipe for Bubble and Squeak Cakes is delicious. I also like the idea of making individual cakes: so much easier to handle in the pan and everyone gets more of the browned crust. If you have not eaten Bubble and Squeak before, after making it once, go traditional and make it with whatever you have left-over. Although traditionally a breakfast dish, in 2005, I can imagine this dish being served at any time of the day or night. Not at your most elegant dinner party perhaps, but anywhere else. In posting it here, I’ve left the ingredients exactly as I originally found them on the recipe card. No herbs! No onions! No garlic! I confess I do add these. I've included a few suggested departures from the recipe in brackets within the instructions, and in the notes at the end. Recipes are not sacred texts to be revered; and traditional recipes like this one invite you to add your own personal touches and to vary them to satisfy your whims.