Bubble and squeak with poached egg

A classic dish of gorgeous leftover mashed potatoes and greens, finished with a soft poached egg and fresh herbs.

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Servings: 1
Servings: 1


  • Extra virgin olive oil for frying
  • half an onion, chopped
  • heaped mug of leftover mashed potato (made with milk and butter
  • leftover green leafy veg, or quickly stir fry or steam some fresh
  • one very fresh egg – if more than a week old fry or boil it instead of poaching
  • fresh herbs for garnish
  • sea salt
  • cracked black pepper


In a large shallow frying pan gently cook the onion in olive oil until translucent. Now add the potatoes and vegetables to the pan and spread them out with a fork for maximum contact with the base. After a couple of minutes rough it all up with a spatula so that the bottom bits that have crisped-up are mixed in. Carry on like this for another few minds until it’s hot-through and has crispy bits throughout.

While you’re doing that, poach an egg.

To serve, spoon the bubble and squeak into a bowl, top with the poached egg and scatter on some chopped fresh herbs, black pepper and sea salt.

Nutrition Info


Potatoes are wrongly slated by nutrition fashionistas. They have plenty going for them, as well as being incredibly delicious!

Their biggest claim to fame is their vitamin B6, which is used throughout the body for cell formation, and that’s a pretty big task. B6 is also a key player in nerve and brain function, as well as gene expression. Spuds are also pretty rich in vitamin C, which isn’t only good for immunity but plays a strong part in forming and maintaining healthy connective tissue and skin.


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Portion Guidelines

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