Bubble & squeak makes a perfect brunch for Boxing Day - using up vegetables from Christmas Dinner. Topped with crispy bacon and chargrilled Halloumi cheese, it tastes terrific!

Boxing Day Bubble & Squeak with Bacon & Halloumi

Boxing Day Bubble & Squeak with Bacon & Halloumi

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes


  • 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


  1. Mix together the mashed potato and vegetables. Add half the melted butter. Season with salt and pepper, then form the mixture into 4 large or 8 small patties.
  2. Beat the egg with 1 tbsp cold water in a shallow dish. Put the flour into a second dish and
  3. season with salt and pepper. Dip the patties in the beaten egg, then coat in flour.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Recipe courtesy of Lurpak