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Bubble and Squeak

May 25th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Today we deviated from our usual breakfast of oatmeal or cold cereal and had a different but delicious breakfast using left over mashed potatoes and cabbage (very frugal):

Menu
~ Bubble & Squeak
~ Organic pork sausage patties
~ Fried Eggs

I decided to make bubble and squeak after watching a British comedy where it was mentioned. Apparently it is a common dish in the UK and it gets its name from the noise it makes while cooking. It's a good way to used leftovers. There are many variations to the recipe, including using meat in the mixture. Following is the recipe I used.

Bubble and Squeak
3 tbsp. butter
1 small onion
2 c. shredded cooked cabbage
2 c. leftover mashed potatoes
salt and pepper to taste

Saute onions in butter until tender. Combine cabbage and mashed potatoes. Add to skillet, and press with fork to form large cake, cook over moderate heat until well browned. Loosen cake with spatula, slide onto plate and flip back into skillet so uncooked side is down. Cook until browned. Slice into wedges and serve.

5 Responses to “Bubble and Squeak”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Yum--one of my British DH's favorites

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    Looks and sounds delicious! My Mom used to make "potato cakes" for breakfast, similar but no cabbage. Cabbage is a great idea!

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Mmm...LOL, English Castle, how did I guess you and I would gravitate to this post? NT makes this sometimes with vegetarian "toad in a hole" -- basically sausages baked in some kind of cornbready mixture.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I used to make Bubble & Squeak regularly for my husband who is American-born but British by descent. My recipe, however, was made with sausage and cabbage in a white sauce.

  5. Grace Says:

    Hmm--I'd have to like both potatoes and cabbage for this dish to work for me. NOT gonna happen!

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