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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Bubble And Squeak

Bubble and squeak: hangover cure. Eat with a strong coffee on the side. My patties here contain mashed potato, carrot, peas and runner beans, plus a little seasoning. (Grating in some cheese would also be good.) And yes, I know, I broke the egg yolk!

An addendum to my recent post Waste Not, Want Not: I'd completely forgotten about one of the best ways to use up any cooked veg left over from dinner: bubble and squeak! (Worth making for the name alone.)

Mash up the potato with all the other veg and shape into patties (the potato should bind them together — if not, try adding some beaten egg). Fry up with bacon and egg until crispy and brown. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch or lunch with strong coffee. Excellent for hangovers.


martine said...

Oh, yes, huge nostalgia trip, mum used to do this for us with leftovers from sunday dinner.
thanks for sharing

George said...

Looks great, sounds great, and the title of this concoction is intriguing (though I must confess that "Bubble and Squeak" reminds me more of a couple of politicians than it does of breakfast).

pilgrimpace said...

feeling hungry!

My version is slightly different - I fill a small frying pan completely with it. Does it actually 'bubble and squeak' in patty form? - although I'm sure it tastes wonderful,


The Weaver of Grass said...

The most import bit for bubble and squeak is that crispy brown bit.

The Solitary Walker said...

I think your version is the more authentic one, Andy (pilgrimpace). My patties emitted more of a subdued sizzle.

Ruth said...

Yums. My mom made potato pancakes, and so I do too, but it never occurred to me to combine other leftovers in the mix. Great idea!

Dominic Rivron said...

I was talking about how its years since I had bubble and squeak only yesterday. I have happy childhood memories of it as it was the main part of my father's limited culinary repertoire.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Looks delicious. I treasure the time when my mother said to me "anyone would think you were brought up in the war years Gail, you are so careful about not throwing food away" I took it as a compliment, which I think was how it was intended!

pilgrimpace said...

I'm going to try the patties - filling a pan can be a little much if there is only me.

and going back to comments on your previous post:

bread pudding:



The Solitary Walker said...

Thanks for this reminiscence, Gail — you're a woman after my own heart!

Ah yes, Andy — sounds more like spicy, curranty bread cake. Looks delicious — and excellent to pack in the rucksack.

Goat said...

Hangovers, bubble and squeak... Will such topics soon be a thing of the past with your new fitness regime? (Reading backwards here, of course.)