Virtual Big Nibble: Make Bubble and Squeak with Whispers

Whispers Billingshurst

Whispers of Billingshurst is a friendly cafe with a delicious breakfast and lunch menu. Here, cafe manager and chef Paul Thomsett, shares a recipe for simple bubble and squeak you can make at home.

Read the recipe below and download and print the recipe card for your bookshelf.

Serves 2

  • Peel and cube the potatoes and boil until soft. Drain well and mash with butter.
  • Chop the cabbage and braise in vegetable oil slowly over a low heat until the cabbage softens. Drain off the excess oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix the cabbage with the mashed potato.
  • In a medium to hot pan, melt a knob of butter. Shape the cabbage and potato mix into patties (2 per person), either by hand or using a pastry cutter, and add them to the pan.
  • Fry the patties for a few minutes turning occasionally until they are brown on both sides. Serve with poached or fried eggs on top.


4 large potatoes

1 savoy cabbage

2oz butter

Seasoning, to taste

4 eggs (optional)

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