Bubble and Squeak with Ham and Avocado

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"Bubble and squeak" is a traditional English dish made with potatoes and some leftover vegetables from a previous meal, usually cabbage, but carrots, peas, brussels sprouts, and other vegetables can be added. It is so called from its bubbling up and squeaking while it cooks.
Recipe adapted from Delicious Magazine

  • 350 g Cooked medium potatoes
  • 350 g Cooked Brussels sprouts
  • 120 g Chopped cooked ham
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • Knob of butter
  • 50 g Rocket salad
  • 2 Avocados, sliced
  • Olive oil and lemon juice, to serve
  1. Put the cooked potatoes on a chopping board and break them up. Add the other cooked vegetables and chop it all up. Put into a bowl and add the ham, eggs and seasoning, and mix well. Roughly form the mixture into 4 large rounds.
  2. Heat butter in a frying pan and pan-fry the cakes for about 8-10 minutes, turning once, until golden and crispy.
  3. Divide rocket salad between 4 plates. Top each with a bubble and squeak and half an avocado. Drizzle with olive oil and squeeze over some lemon juice to serve.


Rosa's Yummy Yums 20/1/11 12:54

A wonderful version! That revisited classic looks terrific.



ann 20/1/11 13:01

I always wondered what Bubble and Squeak was. Thanks for the interesting and informative post. It looks healthy and delicious!

Lisa H. 20/1/11 13:06

Nice photos...love the colour
I thought of having either bubble and squeak or bangers and mash for dinner tomorrow. Will have to see what I can 'catch' at the butcher... :D

alison 20/1/11 13:14

this is great,angie,looks perfect for a meal!

Emma 20/1/11 13:19

Yum! I love bubble and squeak but yours looks really special, love the addition of avocado and rocket.

Nisrine|Dinners and Dreams 20/1/11 14:01

I like your healthy patties, Angie. Your ingredients always surprise me.

Food Frenzy 20/1/11 14:17

Looks like a delicious ham cake. Yum. We would be honored you considered sharing this posting on Food Frenzy. http://blogstew.net/foodfrenzy

Jenn 20/1/11 14:21

Now this is something I have never heard of before, but would try (and I'm sure LOVE) in an instant!!

Belinda @zomppa 20/1/11 14:34

Those avocados just look so perfect on top!!

lisaiscooking 20/1/11 14:38

The crispy cakes look great on the arugula, and the avocado on top looks delicious! This is a great way to present bubble and squeak!

Stephanie 20/1/11 14:52

This looks amazing. It's so funny because I was just watching Jamie at Home last night and he was making exactly this -- bubble and squeak, and I thought it looked so delicious and intriguing. I've got to make this some time. :-p

Happy Cook 20/1/11 14:56

Looks so healthy and delicious.

doggybloggy 20/1/11 15:01

this is by far the best looking bubble and squeak I have ever seen - I would have a hard time not putting a poached egg on top of all this deliciousness - but then again thats just me.

Anncoo 20/1/11 15:09

I'm going for more healthy meals and this comes at the right time. I've bookmarked many healthy and delicious from you Angie. Thanks for sharing :)

claudia lamascolo 20/1/11 15:24

this looks so tempting love the pictures!

kitchen flavours 20/1/11 15:36

It's really amusing seeing a dish named as Bubble and Squeak! It looks really yummy, love the avocado. Beautiful picture.

Jeannie 20/1/11 15:57

What a beautiful name to call a dish:D I like the way you plated this too! The avocado looks very fresh!

Kate @ Diethood.com 20/1/11 16:06

That is so interesting! And it looks really yummy!

Faith 20/1/11 16:18

I think this is the prettiest version of this dish I've ever seen! Love the addition of avocado!

Sarah Naveen 20/1/11 16:29

I love all your recipes...beautiful clicks as always...looks so yumm!!

Anna C 20/1/11 16:34

Angie, I love your updated take on this English classic dish. The presentation is so elegant.

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Suchitra 20/1/11 17:11

Looks lovely- especially the avacado slices on top!

Ana Rita 20/1/11 17:40

Wahta a great photo an such a good idea!!!




Joy 20/1/11 17:46

I had never heard of Bubble and Squeak until now, this is a fantastic way to reinvent your leftovers! Usually they can be so drab but I don't think you'd ever know and I love the freshness of the avocado. DO you just use whole cooked potatoes, because we usually have mashed around here. I think the texture might make it a bit different.

Krishnaveni 20/1/11 19:05

dish looks so professional, like in restaurants, great

Priya 20/1/11 20:10

Very inviting and delicious dish..

Ananda Rajashekar 20/1/11 20:26

oh i adore your pro presentation it looks stunning!

Jennifurla 20/1/11 20:40

You have the best recipes, this looks scrumptious...the pics give it life too!

dinewithleny 20/1/11 21:36

I have been looking for good bubble and squeak recipe coz i tried it for the first time at my local cafe here in Melbourne and fell in love straight away. Looks like this is just the recipe I need. Thanks for sharing angie.

A Canadian Foodie 20/1/11 22:40

I always wondered what Bubble and Squeak was. I never looked it up - but knew it had to do with potatoes and cabbage...
Delicious fried into cakes - with or without avocado.... but, everything is better with avocado!

Michael Toa 20/1/11 22:54

This looks really good. Love bubble and squeak though I haven't had it for a while... :( Love the addition of avocado here.

OohLookBel 21/1/11 00:05

I haven't had bubble and squeak in years, probably because they are never as sophisticated as your version. Love the fan of avocado on top :)

Barbara 21/1/11 01:38

I was watching Jamie Oliver making Bubble and Squeak just the other day. Yours looks a delight! I simply have to try it. I like the idea of brussel sprouts rather than cabbage.
Really a great presentation!

Magic of Spice 21/1/11 01:45

This is this prettiest bubble and squeak ever...love the look/presentation...just gorgeous!

Annie 21/1/11 02:08

This is the first time I have ever heard of anything like this. It sounds so different and delicious! I love just about anything that contains avacado!

Elin 21/1/11 02:39

Angie...this is such a lovely English dish...simple yet delicious :) Thanks for sharing, I know I will want to try this out...soon :)

Gong Xi Fat Cai to you and family. May the year brings you health, happiness and prosperity :)


SavoringTime in the Kitchen 21/1/11 03:15

What a beautiful twist on a traditional recipe! This looks delicious, Angie!

Catherine 21/1/11 03:48

Looks fabulous Angie! My mouth is watering, I want to try this so bad!
Cheers, Catherine~

Anonymous 21/1/11 07:11

What a lovely take on a classic.
:-) Mandy

She's Cookin' 21/1/11 07:44

I just love the name Bubble and Squeak and your version with avocado and arugula is a refreshing take on this classic!

Ivy 21/1/11 09:03

What a wonderful recipe and love your presentation.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 21/1/11 14:35

What a fun looking dish! My kids would love the name of it. I've never heard of it. Thanks!

Mary 21/1/11 14:56

I really like your presentation of this dish and your recipe sounds delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Peggy 21/1/11 17:07

Never heard of Bubble & Squeak before, but you've definitely got me intrigued! The dish is absolutely beautiful!

Elisabeth 21/1/11 19:54

Angie-You're such a sweetheart! I wish you could be near to come and ring my doorbell, anytime to enjoy a nice meal...would love to do the same for you too.
This patty with all the healthy veggies, and bits of ham, topped with the gorgeous slices of avocado is way over the top!
I absolutely adore it!...love the cute "nick" name you gave me. Have not been called that, for years!

Anonymous 21/1/11 20:42

Sounds wonderful, i've been meaning to make this specialty for a while, love your addition of avocado here!

Cooking Gallery 21/1/11 21:30

The avocado slices look very nice and lovely presentation too...:)!!

Maria 21/1/11 22:53

It's the first time I ma hearing of this dish and it looks awesome! I love how you've plated this ... so beautiful and it sounds delicious.

Joanne 21/1/11 23:34

This has to be the most beautiful version of bubble and squeak that I have ever seen!

Cake Duchess 22/1/11 01:06

I never had Bubble and Squeak-the name is adorable! This looks flavorful and I have to try it out. Love the vibrant avocado on top;)

Monet 22/1/11 06:49

I have never heard of this before...but I love all the ingredients that go into these tasty little patties. Thank you for sharing yet another delicious recipe. I hope you have a wonderful weekend...enjoy yourself and eat well!

Janice Hcc 22/1/11 10:11

look great, thanks for sharing, wish you have a nice weekend^^

Cheah 22/1/11 11:30

Trust you to always come up with some awesome recipes, Angie!

grace 22/1/11 21:07

i've always loved the name for this dish, but i've never seen it look so elegant and appetizing! the avocado is a wonderful addition--well done. :)

whatsfordinneracrossstateline 23/1/11 04:26

This looks great. I've never had anything called bubble and squeak, I was afraid with a name like that it would be icky. But it's so elegant and the avacado on top is right up my alley.

theUngourmet 23/1/11 07:18

What a terrific bubble and squeak recipe! I would love to try this one! I love the addition of the avocado too! ;)

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 24/1/11 02:34

I love bubble and squeak!!!! But with avocado? Genius! You crazy delicous woman - you're probably one of the few people who could make me eat brussel sprouts.... and like it LOL

Raina 24/1/11 03:29

Very interesting. I have never seen this dish, but it sure sounds and looks delicious...definitely something I would enjoy:)

Claudia 24/1/11 03:41

I've had this but never made it. I love how you present it and I am going to give it a go! It's colorful, it's filling, you can play with it - it has all my favorite attributes.

OysterCulture 24/1/11 05:10

Your bubble and squeak looks just amazing. What a fantastic treat.

Jennie 24/1/11 16:06

Angie, your pictures are stunning. I will definitely be topping my bubble and squeak with avocado from now on!

Anonymous 25/1/11 20:35

I love this dish, it looks so great!

Bridgett 26/1/11 21:14

I learned of bubble and squeak through my husband and have grown to really enjoy it. I love how you gave it a healthy kick with the avocado and salad greens. I am trying that the next time!

Sue 27/1/11 00:11

Mmmmm, I'd love to eat this on a bun like a burger:)

Hettar7 27/1/11 04:07

I just love the name bubble and squeak. so CUTE!

Cristina 27/1/11 17:33

A strikingly beautiful dish. What a cute name for the dish because of the way it sounds when cooking. =) Thanks for sharing, Angie!


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