With an excess of Christmas spuds and vegetables it makes sense to do it at this time of year. You’ll need about twice the quantity of potatoes to veg to make a good bubble and squeak that holds together, so cook another potato or two if need be. We love this delicious recipe from our friend Michael Caines.
50gr unsalted butter
100gr Onions chopped
200gr roast potatoes cut into a large dice
250gr Left over vegetables chopped into an even dice
1 tspn sage chopped fine
1 tspn Oregano chopped fine
1 tspn Winter savoury chopped fine (optional)
300gr cold potato puree
100gr White turkey meat chopped into a small dice
100gr Brown turkey meat chopped into a small dice
Sweat the onions in the 50gr of butter with a pinch of salt
Then add the herbs and sweat a further 2 minutes
Now add the vegetables and cook for a further 2 minutes.
Remove and transfer into a bowl, leave to cool, then add the chopped potatoes and potato puree.
Season with salt and pepper and mix together well.
Shape into a ball and then pat down to a cake. Place onto a tray lined with parchment and leave to set in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Remove and place into the flour and then pat off the excess flour.
Fry in a frying pan with a little vegetable oil. Colour one side, flip and place into an oven at 180°c for five minutes
Poach eggs whilst they are cooking.
Serve with the poached eggs laid carefully on top.
For us, nothing says Spring like a delicious lamb roast accompanied by minted, seasonal veg and garlic butter new potatoes!
Paul is making the most of Charlton Orchard's wonderful, local apples.