Bubble 'n' Squeak Recipe
Cabbage, bacon, ham, onion and leftover potatoes make up this tasty, easy dish. This is a great way to get the kids to eat cabbage. Using leftovers makes this main dish especially quick to make. I recommend using a good nonstick pan. Serve with ketchup, if desired.
Not sure about the name but the dish is delicious. A simple dish of cabbage and noodles, but don't try to substitute butter, it's not as good. Try it with 1/2 pound of pastrami or corned beef cooked in.
I love cabbage and bacon and potatoes and even ham! This dish just couldn't get any better for me. There is alot of chopping involved so to cut time, I bought the bag of shredded cabbage and a package of cubed ham. Please don't do what I did and think 'more has got to be better'. Just use 3 slices of bacon for 6 servings. As good as it is, more can simply overpower the dish. I did what some of the other reviewers did and served this with fried eggs. This really is comfort food at its best...especially on a cold, cold day.
Traditionally a Boxing Day cleanup of leftovers, however I also make it the day after St. Pat's Day to use up leftovers from Corned Beef & Cabbage and I use chopped Corned Beef rather than bacon or ham, Onions, leeks or scallions are sauted in rendered fat from the Corned Beef, then add in cabbage potatoes, carrots & CB. Always in a well seasoned cast iron skillet. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with toast and fried eggs..... MM..MM..GOOD!!
A good old-fashioned "comfort food". I cooked the cabbage longer than stated. What makes the dish taste so good (and seasons the cabbage and potatoes) is the bacon grease, but while it adds a nice flavor, it doesn't make this the healthiest of recipes!
Wish I would have read the reviews before trying this recipe! Really awful!
The reason this dish is so bland is that the sausage is left out. This is an English recipe that I have had several times in England and it is really good with the sausage. The cabbage is the "bubble" and the sausage is the "squeak".
I am English & I grew up on "Bubble & Squeak", [recipe for which will be submited shortly]. The Bubble is the what it does, the Squeak is what is heard. There is NEVER any sausage in it. It was a way of using up leftovers & is normally a breakfast side dish. English breakfast consists of: Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Baked Beans [not USA kind], Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Fried Bread, some people add Black Pudding but not me...