Bubble and Squeak

Posted By Kerri


I don’t normally eat hot lunches, preferring a sandwich or cheese on toast to soup or leftovers but today I thought I should make a start on the vegetable mountain that’s taken up residence in our kitchen.

We’d planned a roast chicken for lunch yesterday but since my mum’s oven had broken we had to freeze the chicken. Along with the chicken, we had a large bag of potatoes for roasting and a cabbage to go alongside which we brought back to London with us. Some of the potatoes are destined for tortilla which Stephen will take to work for lunch but that still left us with a fair amount left over which is why I opted for bubble and squeak for lunch today.

Traditionally, bubble and squeak is made with leftover roast potatoes and vegetables but I cheated and steamed some potatoes and cabbage instead. These were combined and then added to the frying pan that I’d used to soften some shallots, garlic and sage.

It didn’t taste quite the same as the traditional version but it made a pretty good lunch. A fried egg would be a good addition if you’re that way inclined. Now I just need to think of a way to use up the rest of the cabbage.

Nov 9th, 2009

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  1. fried egg on top sounds good! Did you make an egg spanish omelette type of tortilla? Can you eat those cold – are they good that way? I want to experiment and make my first one and I’m just intrigued…maybe it would make a good packed lunch item?! xxx
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  2. Kerri said,

    Yes, Spanish tortilla is what I’m planning to make with some of the potatoes. It’s really good cold and quite filling for lunch too. You can throw lots of different things in with it too, depending on what you have. Recipe here:


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