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Boxing Day Breakfast Recipe – Bubble and Squeak

In the unlikely event that you have leftovers from Christmas Day, our take on a bubble and squeak will help ease you out of your food coma. Maybe. We love this bubble and squeak recipe for a Boxing Day breakfast recipe because it helps you use up all your leftovers, but isn’t too filling that you feel you can’t face it after Christmas dinner. If you’re looking for a handy recipe for Christmas leftovers, give this Boxing Day Breakfast a go!


– 1 pack of our The Jolly Hog Smoked Streaky British Bacon
– Leftover Brussel Sprouts Leftover cabbage
– Leftover roasted potatoes (about 400g)
– Leftover root veg (all optional)
– 1 tbsp duck fat or goose fat
– 1 white onion
– 2 garlic cloves
– 2 Eggs
– Vinegar


– To make this Boxing Day Breakfast recipe, take a pack of our streaky British bacon and place it under a medium grill for 4-8 minutes, turning occasionally.
– For the next step for this bacon bubble and squeak recipe, chop an onion into thin slices and crush the garlic cloves. Mash up your cold, leftover roast potatoes. In a non-stick frying pan, melt your fat of choice.
– Shred your leftover sprouts and add them to the pan with the other veggies. Leave to fry for 5 mins.
– Add your potato mixture to the pan, mixing with the rest of the veg, and then use a spatula to push it into potato cake shapes. Don’t worry about getting these perfect, a rough edge just makes them look more rustic.
– Leave the mixture to fry until it begins to brown and then flip it to the other side.
– Whilst the potato is cooking, heat water in a saucepan until it simmers gently. Add a tiny splash of vinegar to help keep the egg together.
– Break each egg into a dish (one at a time). Hold this dish just above the water and slip the egg into the water as gently as you can. Repeat for each egg.
– Reduce the heat so the water is just about simmering and cook for 3-4 minutes (depending on how you like your yolk). Remove the egg with a slotted spoon & then drain it before adding it to your plate.
– Once you’re happy with the potato cakes, remove from the pan. Serve your bubble and squeak up, adding your poached eggs and streaky bacon on top.

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