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 🙂
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.
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.
- 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 🙂
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 🙂