Shallot and sprout bubble and squeak cakes recipe

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serves: 4
Cost: cheap
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    • 500g cold mashed potato
    • 150g peeled sprouts, shredded
    • 150g shallots, peeled and diced
    • Sea salt and black pepper
    • 75g butter
    • Nutmeg to taste
    • Olive oil for cooking
    • Flour for making patties


    • Melt the butter in a frying pan with half a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the shallots, and fry gently till golden brown but not crisp.

    • Toss in the sprouts and stir fry with the shallots until just softened.

    • Mix in a bowl with the mashed potato.

    • Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Allow to cool.

    • Divide the mixture into four patties using plain flour on your hands to help shape the mixture.

    • Fry the patties in olive oil and a little butter until golden brown on both sides. This takes 5-6 minutes.

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