Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak

2-4 depending how much you have leftover


  • Suggestions

  • An onion, peeled and thinly sliced

  • Oil and butter

  • Leftover corned beef or salt beef, shredded

  • A few slices chorizo, optional

  • Leftover potatoes, boiled, roast or mashed (mashed is good, it joins everything together)

  • Cooked cabbage, sprouts or broccoli, roughly chopped.

  • Leftover gravy, optional

  • 2-4 eggs, poached or fried

  • Sauce of your choice*

Cooking Method

Bubble and squeak can be almost anything you want it to be in the way of leftovers from a roast, apart from the gravy (and even that’s not a bad idea, heated up and drizzled over the pan at the end), thrown into a frying pan with a little oil or butter, bubbling and squeaking away to tempt you to breakfast, lunch or supper. Supplemented by an egg on top and a dash of something tangy, e.g. *Chilli oil, Shriracha sauce, Worcestershire sauce or tomato ketchup etc., what could be nicer?


to make the bubble and squeak

Put a frying pan over a medium heat with the oil and a knob of unsalted butter and cook the onion gently with a pinch of salt to soften and begin to brown, 4-6 minutes. Add the meat and chorizo, if using, and turn up the heat a little, toss the meat and onion together while it tinges brown. Next add the potato, if its mash, add the greens at the same time, it its firmer shapes let it brown a little before adding the greens.

Add some black pepper, stir a little then pat roughly together or shake the pan in a circular motion so that the bubble and squeak assumes a roundish cake shape. Flip the contents over onto the other side, the safe way to do it is to tip it onto a baking sheet then invert top-side-down back into the pan for the last 8-10 minutes. Heat up the gravy and drizzle a little over the pan.

In a separate pan fry or poach the eggs to your liking.

Serving suggestions

Serve a wedge of bubble and squeak on each warmed plate, top with an egg and a dash of sauce and maybe a big mug of tea!

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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