16 Mar English Favorite: Bubble & Squeak
Isn’t the name of this dish fantastic? I absolutely love Bubble and Squeak, which is a traditional English meal made with shallow-pan fried leftover vegetables from a roast dinner. The main ingredients are potatoes and cabbage, but you can also add carrots, peas, Brussels sprouts or any other vegetables that you fancy. The cold chopped vegetables (and cold chopped meat, if used) are all fried in a skillet together with mashed or crushed potatoes until cooked and slightly browned (think hash browns). If you want to be very traditional, serve it with pickles on the side. The fabulous name comes from the sounds made as this dish cooks! Bubble and Squeak is cooked throughout the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth Countries, and in the United States. Definitely try out this recipe and use up some of those leftovers at the same time. Enjoy!
• Bubble and Squeak was a popular dish during World War II, as it utilized leftovers during a time when many foods were subject to rationing.
• Some variations of this dish are: Colcannon from Ireland, Rumbledethumps, Stovies, and Clapshot from Scotland as well as versions from the Northern Europe regions.