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Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in International, missions, Veggies | 2 comments

Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak

When i heard about ‘Bubble and Squeak’ for the first time,i smiled in amusement,I could not wait to find out what the dish is all about?How often you come across a dish, which is named after the sound it makes,as it cooks? That’s precisely what it is.Bubble and Squeak,i like to say that,just thought  you should know 🙂


England (Photo : Jane M.)

My friend Jane is from England.One of the nicest person,you will  meet.Not to mention,her English accent is charming.I was quizzing her about English food :-)She was very gracious to answer all my questions and shared some pictures of her native country with me.


Tower Bridge,London(Photo:Jane M.)

I have been forever confused about the ‘tea’ time.Glad that Jane cleared some of those doubts for me.She said,” Growing up,what we call lunch time in the US,it was called dinner time and what US call dinner time was called  tea time”.Fast forward some odd years,’lunch is midday, tea time around four and dinner in the evening.’

  • ‘Bubble and Squeak’  is traditionally made with leftover vegetables from Sunday roast dinner. Brussel Sprouts,dark leaf cabbage and potatoes are key ingredients of this dish.Brussel sprout is one of the popular vegetable around there.
  • My version did not use any leftover vegetables.I used mix of chopped cabbage, carrots, Brussel Sprouts, Scallions and handful of broccoli slaw.Great way to lift the spuds.
  • My potato to mix vegetable ratio were identical,I was not measuring it.
Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak

  • One of the challenging part for me was to flip the cabbage potato mixture to other side and let it brown.There are better ways to do it.I choose to cook in non-stick pan instead of cast iron,this time.It would have been helpful,if my pan size was as big as my plate but my pan was way bigger then any plate i had,so I chose to divide and conquer,one slice at a time.Not pretty looking but it worked 🙂
Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak|

I served this dish with garlic bread and chicken drumsticks.Hubby asked for second serving of Bubble and squeak .Both of my  kids tried it willingly.I would call it success in my book 🙂

As we were getting ready to eat,i told our family about the origin of the dish.I have a college friend who lives in London.I miss her and prayed for her sweet family.It of course opened the door for series of question ,as in How do you have friend in London?Curious little minds.We prayed that God will prepare the heart where seeds of gospel can be take planted.Our devotion verse was Proverbs 17:22 and Genesis 9:8-17(verse for the Ireland,Focus on The Family).


Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak


Bubble and Squeak


  1. 3 Russet Potatoes
  2. 3 cups finely chopped mix vegetables(Cabbage,Brussel sprouts,carrots,Broccoli Slaw,Scallions)
  3. Oil/butter
  4. Paprika(optional)
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Black pepper


  1. Boil potatoes until tender.
  2. Mash it.
  3. In a pan,add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1-1/2 tablespoon of Oil
  4. Add mix vegetables until it is cooked.
  5. Add mashed potatoes to the vegetables.
  6. Season it with salt,pepper and paprika.
  7. Press the vegetable and potato mixture down to the pan,using spatula and let it brown for couple of minutes.
  8. If you can flip the whole veg-potato to the other side,great.It not,slice it into section and flip each section of veg-potato mixture.
  9. Let it brown.
  10. Enjoy it warm as a side dish.



  1. It is like aloo tikiya..but with lot of vegetables. Aloo tikiya is fried in pan with lot of ghee to make it crunchy. This dish can not taste bad ever. I would eat it with tomato sauce :-).


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