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Something to use up those Brussel Sprouts.
Bubble and Squeak is a traditional British Food which consists of potatoes and some type of green vegetable, usually cabbage but sometimes brussel sprouts and if you’re feeling adventurous, any other kind of vegetable can be substituted or mixed in combination.
Bubble and Squeak Recipe & Cooking Instructions
Cooking this dish is easy, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Approx 1lb of left over boiled, mashed or roasted potatoes
- Approx 1/2lb - 1lb of left over cabbage or brussel sprouts
- A little butter or oil
- salt and black pepper if desired.
(you can adjust the quantities in your recipe for bubble and squeak to suit your personal taste as desired, some people like half as much cabbage as potatoes, some like half and half.)
Now, either mash, or rough chop the potatoes…personally I use left over roast potatoes and rough cut them into bitesize chunks but traditionally you mash the potatoes. Chop or break up the cabbage into bitesize pieces too and mix both these together, adding a little salt or pepper to the mixture if desired.
Then, add a little oil or butter to a frying pan or skillet and heat on a medium heat.
When the oil/butter is heated, add the cabbage and potatoes and form into a patty and let cook.
You might hear the distinctive squeak which gives bubble and squeak half of its name around this point. The ‘bubble’ part probably comes from the first stage of cooking the potatoes and cabbage which are typically boiled.
When the bottom of the patty turns a golden brown colour you’ll need to flip it over to cook on the other side…and then, you’re done.
Bubble and Squeak is typically served with cold meats (more leftovers from Sunday Lunch) and pickles as an evening meal but is also often served with breakfast with eggs, baked beans, fried tomatoes, sausages, bacon, and perhaps black pudding…a typical fry-up with the bubble and squeak replacing the potatoes or hash browns.
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