Tom Daley’s bubble and squeak stack

  • Serves: 2
  • Prep: 5mins
  • Cook: 15mins

Bubble and Squeak is a fantastic way to use leftover vegetables from Sunday lunch, making it a fantastic option for a Monday lunch or dinner. Tom adds an egg-tra twist to this classic British dish by topping with a fried egg. Eggs are full of key vitamins and minerals including vitamin D, selenium, B12 and omega-3 fatty acids.


  • 3 tomatoes or 2 small vines of cherry tomatoes
  • 300g leftover mashed potatoes, or cooked potatoes (roasted, boiled or baked)
  • 150g cooked vegetables (a mix of cabbage, carrots and peas is ideal)
  • 25g breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp Dijon or wholegrain mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 British Lion eggs
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil


  1. Heat oven to gas mark 5/190°C/170°C fan. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Add the tomatoes to one side.
  2. In a large bowl, lightly mash the potatoes and vegetables together until you have a chunky mixture. Add breadcrumbs, mustard, season with pepper and crack in one British Lion egg. Stir well to form a soft but mouldable mixture. 
  3. Divide the mixture into 4, lightly flour your hands and roll each piece into a ball. Flatten slightly to make a patty. 
  4. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan, add the patties and cook over a medium heat for 2 - 3 minutes per side until deep golden. Transfer to the baking tray with a fish slice and bake for 15 minutes. 
  5. When almost ready, wipe out the pan and add the remaining oil. Crack in the remaining British Lion eggs and cook over a medium-high heat for a few minutes, or until cooked to your liking. 
  6. To serve, stack the bubble and squeak cakes on two plates, add tomatoes on the side, and top each stack with a fried egg.

Cooks tips

If you are using a creamy mash you may need to add extra breadcrumbs to stiffen the mixture.

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