To state the obvious, brunch is the best meal around.
And this dish is my new favourite thing to throw together for a lazy Sunday brunchtime. I’ve always adored bubble and squeak and these fritters, like the classic they’re inspired by, can of course be made with any leftovers you may have instead of the ingredients below. Either way, it’s a cinch to make, the most taxing part being boiling/steaming some veg and roughly mashing it.
Serve surrounded by family or friends (or treat yourself!), sipping a fresh coffee or Bloody Mary, and enjoy!
P.S. When mashing together the potato and sprouts, keep it chunky! These come together/taste far better when you have actual pieces of potato and sprouts rather than a totally smooth mixture. In my first experiment with this recipe I used a handheld food processor and it made the mix way too smooth.
Bubble and Squeak Fritters with Smashed Avocado
Ingredients, serves 2
– 100g potato, cut into chunks
– 200g Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
– 1 egg
– ½ white onion, finely chopped
– 1 garlic clove, crushed
– 70g plain flour
– butter/coconut oil, for cooking
– 1 large avocado
– juice of 1 lemon
– salt and pepper, to taste
1. Place the potato chunks into a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil before reducing the heat and simmering for 15-20 minutes until tender.
2. Meanwhile, steam the sprouts. Fill a large saucepan with water, pop a steamer insert on top and cover, letting the water come to a boil. Add the sprouts and steam, tossing midway, until bright green and just tender.
3. In a bowl, roughly mash together the potato and sprouts before cracking in the egg and adding the onion, garlic, flour, a good pinch of salt and black pepper. Mix well. If you feel that the mixture is too wet, add a touch more flour, a teeny bit at a time.
4. Heat 1 tbsp of butter/coconut oil in a frying pan. Separate the mix into four before spooning into a pan and frying each in turn, allowing each side a few minutes in the pan, until golden.
5. Slice the avocado in half, remove the stone and scoop the flesh into a bowl. Combine with the lemon juice and some black pepper before mashing with a fork.
6. Serve the fritters with the smashed avocado sandwiched in-between. Add a poached or fried egg on top if desired. Enjoy!