Boiled potatoes and fried cabbage come together to form a great side dish or main ingredient in this bubble & squeak. Round out the meal with ham steaks, fried eggs, and Hollandaise Sauce on the top.
Binge-watching cooking shows on the weekend paid off big time. I mean look how good this recipe that was made on Food Paradise looks! The Chef made this bubble and squeak recipe then added ham, eggs, and one of my favorites…Hollandaise Sauce.
What beer pairs well with this bubble & squeak recipe?
The beer: Guinness, of course.
Would you like an alternative, local Irish beer? Short’s Brewing Uncle Steve’s Traditional Irish Style Stout.
Try my Irish Stout Cake made with Uncle Steve’s for a St. Patrick’s Day dessert.
What movie pairs well with a St. Patrick’s Day themed dinner?
For Mitten Movie Night why not just sit back and relax? Play some music, talk with each other and enjoy the fact that Spring is just about here.
But if you must watch something check out this article for some great recommendations—> 15 Best Movies to Watch for St. Patrick’s Day
How to make bubble and squeak patties
Clean, peel, and chop potatoes then add to water. Boil for 20 minutes until tender, then drain.
You will only need half of this, I made some coleslaw with the remaining half, yum!
To a food processor, add the cabbage, onion, and garlic and pulse until they are in small pieces.
Soften 1 Tbs butter in the pan the potatoes were cooked in. Sautee the cabbage mixture for 4-5 minutes.
Add the potatoes back into the pan with milk, butter, salt, and pepper to taste, and parsley flakes.
Using a potato masher, mash everything together.
Take a cookie sheet and add parchment paper.
Scoop out 8 patties then put them into the freezer for up to an hour. This step makes it SO MUCH EASIER to fry the patties.
Take them out of the freezer and set up the staging area. In 3 separate containers crack 2 eggs, 1/2 cup flour with salt and pepper to taste, then 1/2 cup breadcrumbs.
Bring 1/2 cup oil to frying to med/high heat for frying. Take the patties, flip on both sides into the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs.
Add to oil in the pan-frying on each side for 4-5 minutes.
Remove and add to a plate with a paper towel.
Tips for making bubble and squeak
- Previously, I chopped the cabbage for this recipe but felt like it was too chunky to form good patties. I updated the recipe and shredded the cabbage in the food processor.
- When forming the patties I let them chill in the freezer to firm them up, a step I didn’t do last time – even if you put them in the freezer for 10 minutes they will work much better for frying.
Need some more St. Patrick’s Day recipes?
- Check out these Unique St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
The Chef on the show served the patties with poached eggs, ham steaks, and Hollandaise Sauce. The sauce is what sold me on making this for sure. Learn how to make the perfect poached eggs here and an easy homemade hollandaise sauce here.
And here you are…..
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
Bubble & Squeak (with Ham and Eggs)
- 9×13 baking sheet
- parchment paper
- large stockpot
- potato masher
- large saute pan
- 1/2 small head cabbage chopped
- 1 small white onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- 4 potatoes peeled and chopped, add water to boil
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs, original
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon parsley flakes 1/2 in potato mixture, 1/2 for topping
- 8 eggs fried or poached
- 6 ham steaks heated
- 0.9 ounces Knorr Hollandaise Sauce pkg prepared to package directions
- Clean, peel, and chop potatoes then add to water. Boil for 20 minutes until tender then drain.4 potatoes
- To a food processor add the cabbage, onion, and garlic and pulse until they are in small pieces.1/2 small head cabbage, 1 small white onion, 2 cloves garlic
- Soften 1 Tbs butter in the pan the potatoes were cooked in. To the pot that the potatoes were cooked in sautee the cabbage mixture for 4-5 minutes.1 tablespoon butter
- Add the potatoes back into the pan plus the milk, butter, salt, and pepper to taste, and parsley flakes. Using a potato masher smash everything together.2 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon butter, salt and pepper to taste, 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
- Take a cookie sheet and add parchment paper. Scoop out 8 patties then put them into the freezer for up to an hour.
- In 3 separate bowls add 2 cracked eggs, 1/2 cup flour with salt and pepper to taste, then 1/2 cup breadcrumbs.1/2 cup flour, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, original
- Bring 1/2 cup oil to frying to med/high heat for frying. Take the patties, flip on both sides into the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs.
- Add to oil in the pan-frying on each side for 4-5 minutes. Remove and add to a plate with a paper towel.
- Serve with eggs, ham steaks, and Hollandaise sauce of choice. Enjoy!8 eggs, 6 ham steaks, 0.9 ounces Knorr Hollandaise Sauce pkg
Tips for making this recipe:
- Make sure that you plan for the extra hour to this recipe for freezing the patties. They just do not hold up without being able to firm up in the freezer and you will have trouble keeping them together as you fry.
- I like to use Knorr Hollandaise sauce mix which I referred to in the ingredients list, but feel free to make your own homemade sauce.
- These can be topped with any style of egg. My family prefers over-easy eggs with yolk so that is how I served them.
Originally published in February of 2017. Updated photos & recipe March of 2019.
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Last Updated on December 28, 2021 by Erin@BottomLeftoftheMitten