How to Make Bubble and Squeak From Leftover Vegetables
Do You Ever Wonder What to do With Your Leftover Vegetables?
Bubble and squeak is a traditional British dish which is a surprisingly tasty way of using up all the vegetables left over from your Sunday roast dinner. A further plus is that it is quick and easy to make, definitely a beginners' recipe.
Not only is this dish delicious, but it is particularly satisfying to know that you have been able to use up food which would otherwise have been thrown away, if, like me, you do try to avoid wasting food.
A Plate of Bubble and Squeak
What is Bubble and Squeak?
Bubble and Squeak Vegetables
How do You Eat Bubble and Squeek?
Sometimes it is eaten as an accompaniment to a fry-up breakfast. This might be:
- bacon and egg, or
- bacon, egg, and sausage
- bacon, egg, sausage and tomato
- bacon, egg, sausage, and baked beans
- bacon, sausage, tomato and baked beans.
All of these are delicious with bubble and squeek.
Sometimes bubble and squeek is eaten as an accompaniment to a main meal. For instance:
- Sausage, egg and chips
- Cold slices of meat
And don't forget, you can eat Bubble and Squeek on its own
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- Potatoes, You need at least 50% potato or root vegetables, so you may need to cook an extra potato or two
- Other root vegetables, (optional - it's just as nice without them)
- Greens, any type
- Onions, (optional)
- 4 Tablespoons Olive oil, (you can use other cooking oil, but olive oil is the healthiest)
Mashed Vegetables for Bubble and Squeak
Instructions for Making Bubble and Squeek
- Mash all the cooked vegetables together. there should be about 50% root vegetables, and 50% greens, with or without onion. If there aren't enough potatoes, cook some more.
- Heat up two tablespoons of olive oil in the frying pan, and then add all of the mixture to the frying pan, squashing it down to spread it out. Fry it gently for about 10 minutes, making sure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan, by running the lifter under the mixture. Then turn the mixture over, add the rest of the olive oil to the base of the frying pan (lifting the mixture a bit at a time to enable the oil to completely cover the pan base). Fry it until the bottom is crispy, making sure that it doesn't stick to the bottom by running the lifter under the mixture.
- Serve on plates, as an accompaniment to other food, or on its own.
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