Cheesy Bubble and Squeak Cakes

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Serves4-8 people

Serve these cheesy bubble and squeak cakes with poached eggs, bacon or just a simple salad. Delicious for brunch. If you have children, they're likely to love them. It's a great way of sneaking some greens into their little tums.

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  • 500g mashed potato (skins are fine)
  • 200g cooked cabbage or 3-4 leeks
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 150g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt, pepper and fresh nutmeg to taste
  • Plain flour, for coating
  • Oil for frying
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1. Sizzle leeks in a frying pan with a little olive oil till tender. Season well.
2. Combine the mash, greens, egg, and cheese. Season to taste. Shape into eight patties (burger style). Chill for an hour in the fridge if possible.
3. Cover the patties in the flour. Heat about 1cm (½") of oil in a large frying pan, then slide the patties in and fry on each side till golden and crisp, about 3 mins. Serve.
4. NOTE: these potato cakes freeze well. You can either make them up fully, or just freeze the mix, defrost and whip them into patty cake shape when you're ready to cook them.
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