Quick bubble and squeak cakes with ham

Quick bubble and squeak cakes with ham
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Ready in 20 minutes

Give leftover roast vegetables and roast potatoes a new lease of life in these bubble and squeak cakes – a great brunch recipe, ready in just 20 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 3 cooked medium potatoes (about 325g)
  • 325g cooked vegetables (such as parsnips, Brussels sprouts and carrots)
  • 200g chopped cooked ham
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Olive oil, for frying
  • Knob of butter
  • Bag of wild rocket
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • Lemon juice, to serve

Method

  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. Divide into 4 and roughly shape into 4 cakes.
  2. Heat a splash of oil and the butter in a frying pan and fry the cakes for about 8-10 minutes, turning once, until golden and crispy.
  3. Divide a bag of rocket between 4 plates. Top each with a bubble and squeak cake and half an avocado. Drizzle with good olive oil and squeeze over some lemon juice to serve.

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