Scottish Bubbles and Squeak Patties Recipe -
Scottish Bubbles and Squeak Patties Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Scottish Bubbles and Squeak Patties

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"My father in law is from Scotland and this is a favorite family dish."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Place the potatoes into a saucepan and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat until tender enough to pierce with a fork, about 10 minutes. Drain and mash potatoes, then set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the cabbage and carrot in another saucepan and add just enough water to barely cover the bottom of the pan. Cook over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain off liquid and stir into the mashed potatoes along with the onion, mustard and Cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Shape the mixture into 4 patties. Heat a greased grill pan over medium-high heat. Place the patties on the pan and grill until heated through and golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side. Serve right away.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 15, 2008

Absolutely loved this one! I did use cole slaw mix instead of the cabbage and carrot...kept everything else the same. They were so tasty. I got 6 decent sized patties out of the mixture. Served with turkey kielbasa and a salad. Will make again...thanks Sanzoe!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 07, 2010

Unlike other reviewers, I didn't think there was anything really great about this. My potato patties held together just fine, but the flavor wasn't much better than just using leftover mashed potatoes and browning them. And that would be with a lot less effort than what was put into shredding cabbage and cheese, grating a carrot, and mincing an onion. Won't be making this again; sorry, it's just too ordinary in my opinion.


54 Ratings

Dec 11, 2008

I really liked the flavor of this, but I had too much trouble trying to get them to stick together as patties. The second time I made it I decided to just make it as casserole and it worked out great! I made it exactly the same way but instead of frying it as a patty I put in in a casserole dish and put grated cheddar over the top. 15 minutes at 350 and it was ready to go. My husband says "great leftovers!".

Jul 04, 2008

The patties didn't really hold together, but it was definitely tasty! We ate them all with sour cream. ETA: I have now made this a few times and I've done better at getting them to stick together. It helps if you don't make the mashed potatoes too wet before mixing it all together. These are quite tasty! DH loves them.

May 27, 2009

These are great! I've never heard of them, but encountered the recipe when I *met* sanzoe on the RE and was intrigued by them. I cheated (I'm kind of lazy) and used left over mashed potatoes (made w/just 1% milk and a tad of butter), bagged coleslaw mix, and pre shredded 2% cheddar. Since I'm a cheater, i had to *guesstimate* the amounts (esp since Mr. LTH got home from work early and helped himself to some of the potatoes I'd set aside!). I also realized I was out of onion, so I added a couple of dashes of minced/dried. I had no problem forming the patties...the only problem I had was my impatience in waiting for them to cook...I kept flipping them early, resulting in not the most attractive looking patties. I made mine first and made them in a non stick pan sprayed w/Pam. I do NOT recommend this! Mine had a very *off* taste to them. I then made Mr. LTH's in the same pan, coated w/a bit of butter and they were FABULOUS! I also added a couple of dashes of crushed red pepper for a little heat. TY for a great recipe, sanzoe!!

Jan 25, 2010

I thought this was really good! I tripled the recipe to take to a pot luck, and it was well-received. I followed the recipe almost exactly, except I sauteed the onions in a little butter before mixing them into the rest. I did cook it differently, as suggested by another reviewer -- I spread the veggies into a 9 X 13 dish and topped them with the cheese, then cooked it at 375 for about 30 minutes (until it was warm and bubbly). The food was almost room temperature by the time I did this, though, since I'd made it an hour or so before I needed it to go in the oven. I will make this again, but will probably try it as the patties next time. I will add more Dijon, too -- it was there but not strong enough for my taste. Leftovers are apparently pretty good, since my husband just ate them for breakfast with lots of Tabasco and some sunny-side-up eggs! :)

Nov 01, 2008

Delicious! This is a "keeper". Similar to potato pancakes but, with another layer of flavor from the cabbage & carrot. We enjoyed topped with sour cream & dill. I am part Scottish and have never had Scottish food before. Thank you, Sanzoe, for sharing the recipe.

Jan 09, 2009

These were pretty good. I used the cabbage mix and that worked well. I was guessing what a pound of potatoes looked like, and I think I was way off. I only used about 5 small/med. pottoes and I got about 8 large patties. Anyway, I salted the whole mixture a bit, but I also decided to salt the patties as they were cooking. I think this helped with taste. I might try adding more cheese next time simply becuase I couldn't really tell there was any in there as I was eating them. And my hubby LOVES cheese with everything. Lastly, I was wondering if a whole onion would be too much-- I love onions in things like this and I thought it was perfect. My hubby doesn't like much onion and he has to have them cooked. He didn't complain at all- in fact he said "I didn't like potato pancaked growing up, but these are really good." I did serve these with a sourcream and dried dill weed dip. We loved that. There you have it!


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  • Calories
  • 174 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 116 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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