Irish Bubble and Squeak
The name 'bubble and squeak' comes from the sounds the potato and cabbage cakes make while they are cooking.
3 cups mashed potatoes
4 cups shredded cooked cabbage
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
All-purpose flour for dredging
Vegetable oil for frying
- Mix the potatoes with the cabbage, egg, cheese, nutmeg and seasonings. Divide and shape into 8 patties. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour. Just before cooking, dredge patties in flour.
- Heat 1/2-inch oil in a frying pan until hot. Carefully slide the patties into the oil and fry on each side for about 3 minutes or until golden and crisp. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot.
Makes 4 servings.