BUBBLE & SQUEAK

BUBBLE & SQUEAK

This is a very old dish, used as a way to finish up the leftovers. The name comes from what happens when you cook it. Serves 6.

1 medium head cabbage, sliced
3 slices bacon, diced
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 cup cooked, cubed ham or beef
1 tablespoon butter
3 cups potatoes, mashed
1 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a large saucepan, cook cabbage in small amount of water until done, about 5 minutes. Drain, remove cabbage and set aside.
  2. In same pan, sauté bacon and onion until soft, add ham, and cook until heated through. 3. Stir in butter, then add the cooked cabbage.
  3. Mix in potatoes and stir well. Season with paprika, salt and pepper.
    ?5. Cook for additional 15 minutes without stirring, so that the edges and underside are browned but not stuck.
  4. Serve piping hot.

I have to ask … does any one know where this name came from? :?

the “bubble” is from the ingredients cooking in the pan -
the “squeak” is from the sound of the cabbage cooking

Hi echarest…

Bubble and squeak (sometimes just called bubble) is a traditional British dish made with the shallow-fried leftover vegetables from a roast dinner.

The chief ingredients are potato and cabbage, but carrots, peas, brussels sprouts, and other vegetables can be added. It is traditionally served with cold meat from the Sunday roast, and pickles. Traditionally the meat was added to the bubble and squeak itself, although nowadays the vegetarian version is more common.

The cold chopped vegetables (and cold chopped meat if used) are fried in a pan together with mashed potato until the mixture is well-cooked and brown on the sides. The name is a description of the action and sound made during the cooking process.

B-man :wink: