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Christmas Recipe: Shallot and Sprout Bubble and Squeak Cakes

19th December 2013

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Contrary to popular belief, some people do actually like sprouts. We like to be inclusive here at The National Student, so here's one for those people. Don't judge.

Serves: 4

You’ll need:

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


  1. 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.
  2. Toss in the sprouts and stir fry with the shallots until just softened.
  3. Mix in a bowl with the mashed potato.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Allow to cool.
  5. Divide the mixture into four patties using plain flour on your hands to help shape the mixture.
  6. 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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