Monday, January 05, 2009

Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak is a British dish that is a delicious comfort food. If you have never tried it, you are in for a treat especially if you are a cabbage and potato lover as I am.
This recipe is easy and I give you here just a basic one, but you can add to it any vegetables from last night's dinner that you like. Its a perfect way to use up leftover veggies including potatoes.
The dish is perfect on a cold winter day with a serving of poached eggs for protein too. They just really go together well.

1 lb potatoes of unpeeled
salt and pepper to taste
2 1/2 oz butter
8oz cabbage, shredded
3 tbsp water
3-4 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped well

How to:
Cook your potatoes in boiling salted water for about 20 minutes or so, til tender but not mushy. you stil have to fry them.. You can use potatoes from yesterdays meal and this is the best way to use them.
Peel them if you just made them.

Mash them with half of your butter.
Put the cabbage and remaining butter in a sauce pan with the water and cook on low medium for around 10 minutes or til nice and tender.
Now mix the cabbage in with the potatoes and season them with as much salt and pepper as you like. .

Heat half of the oil in a frying pan and cook the onion til clear and soft.
Now add the potato mixture and press down flat so it will brown nicely.
When one side is all browned, turn it over, adding more oil if necessary and brown the other side.
Remove to a plate to serve. You can cut it in wedges or just scoop and serve as a side dish.
This is hearty enough for a main meal though if you make enough of it and serve with thick slices of toasty bread and butter.


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