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Reviving Leftovers: Air Fryer Bubble and Squeak

Transform your leftovers into a delightful, crispy treat with this air fryer bubble and squeak recipe.

It’s a fantastic way to give new life to those remaining roast potatoes and vegetables from your last big meal, turning them into a delicious dish that’s both easy and tasty.

bubble and squeak next to an air fryer

🛒 What You Need

Bubble and Squeak, a traditional British dish, is known for its versatility and ability to use up leftovers. The beauty of this recipe lies in its flexibility; you can throw in almost any leftover vegetable you have on hand. This not only reduces food waste but also creates a completely new and tasty meal.

leftover vegetables for making bubble and squeak (carrots, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, roasted potatoes)

Ingredients

250g – 300g leftover roast potatoes
250g – 300g leftover vegetables (like carrots, parsnips, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, swede, etc.)
Optional: Fresh rosemary or dried mixed herbs for added flavour
1 tbsp olive oil

👩‍🍳 How To Air Fry Bubble and Squeak

Step 1

Start by putting all your leftover roast potatoes and vegetables in a bowl.

vegetables for bubble and squeak in a bowl ready for mashing

Step 2

Mash the vegetables up using a potato masher until they’re well combined but still have some texture. If you’re using herbs, mix them in now for that extra burst of flavour.

mashing vegetables with a potato masher for bubble and squeak

Step 3

Once mashed, shape the mixture into patties. This part can be especially fun if you’re cooking with kids – they love getting their hands messy!

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Step 4

You can lightly oil the base of your air fryer, or place the patties on parchment paper in the air fryer basket to prevent sticking.

uncooked bubble and squeak patties in air fryer basket

Gently brush them with a little olive oil to get that perfect golden crispness.

oiling bubble and squeak patties with silicone brush

Then, cook them at 200°C/390°F for about 15 minutes, turning halfway through. The air fryer is ideal for this recipe, as it cooks the patties evenly and gives them a delightful crispy texture without the need for deep frying.

bubble and squeak cooked in air fryer, 4 patties in an air fryer basket

🍽 What To Serve With Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak patties are incredibly versatile. Serve them as a delicious breakfast with a side of eggs, as a hearty lunch with a fresh salad, or even as a side for your dinner. They’re particularly great with a dollop of chutney or a spoonful of sour cream.

bubble and squeak piled on a plate next to an air fryer

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bubble and squeak patties next to air fryer basket

Air Fryer Bubble and Squeak

Yield: 6 Patties
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Bubble and squeak is a fantastic way to give new life to those remaining roast potatoes and vegetables from a roast dinner. Try cooking them in an air fryer - it's a quick process and they taste great!

Ingredients

  • 250g – 300g leftover roast potatoes
  • 250g – 300g leftover vegetables (like carrots, parsnips, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, swede, etc.)
  • Optional: Fresh rosemary or dried mixed herbs for added flavour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

    1. Put all your leftover roast potatoes and vegetables in a bowl.
    2. Mash the vegetables up using a potato masher until they’re well combined but still have some texture. If you’re using herbs, mix them in now for that extra burst of flavour.
    3. Once mashed, shape the mixture into patties and place in your air fryer basket. You can lightly oil the base of the air fryer basket with a brush, or place them on parchment paper if you are worried about them sticking.
    4. Gently brush them with a little olive oil.
    5. Cook them at 200°C/390°C for about 15 minutes, turning halfway through.
    6. Serve them as a delicious breakfast with a side of eggs, as a hearty lunch with a fresh salad, or even as a side for your dinner.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 215mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

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