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Bubble and Squeak


  • vegetable oil

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • 55g/ 2oz unsalted butter

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 225g/ 8oz cooked potato, mashed

  • 225g/ 8oz cooked sliced savoy or green cabbage

  • salt and ground black pepper

  • gammon steak to serve with (approx 170g/6oz)

  • 1 tbsp beef dripping


  • 1.

    Heat the oil in a pan and cook the gammon for 3 minutes on one side. Turn and glaze with maple syrup.

  • 2.

    Melt the butter in a non-stick frying pan and cook the onions over a medium heat until softened but not brown, about 8 minutes.

  • 3.

    Fold the mash, cabbage and buttery onions together. Season with salt and plenty of pepper. Combine everything thoroughly.

  • 4.

    In the same pan that you cooked the onions in, melt the dripping and tip in the potato mix. Push the mix down to make a circular cake. Cook for 10 minutes over a medium heat without disturbing.

  • 5.

    Turn the cake over either by tossing or sliding in to a plate and then returning it to the pan. It should cook for a further 10 minutes.

  • 6.

    Serve with gammon basted in maple syrup.

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