Boxing Day Bubble & Squeak with Bacon & Halloumi

26 min 4 servings

450g cold mashed potato

400g leftover vegetables, chopped (such as carrot, leek and cabbage)

50g Lurpak® Slightly Salted butter, melted

1 egg

75g plain flour

2 tbsp vegetable oil

200g Halloumi cheese

12 cherry tomatoes

4 thick-cut smoky bacon rashers

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Parsley sprigs, to garnish

Boxing Day Bubble & Squeak with Bacon & Halloumi


Mix together the mashed potato and vegetables. Add half the melted Lurpak® Slightly Salted butter. Season with salt and pepper, then form the mixture into 4 large or 8 small patties.

Beat the egg with 1 tbsp cold water in a shallow dish. Put the flour into a second dish and season with salt and pepper. Dip the patties in the beaten egg, then coat in flour.

Heat the remaining butter with the vegetable oil in a frying pan. Fry the patties for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown.

At the same time, heat a char-grill pan or the grill. Char-grill or grill the Halloumi until lightly browned, along with the tomatoes. Grill or fry the bacon until crispy.

Top the bubble & squeak with the bacon and Halloumi and serve with the cherry tomatoes, garnished with parsley sprigs.

Cook’s tip: Make the bubble & squeak patties and freeze them (uncooked) to serve another day. 

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