Bubble and Squeak

Mary Shelley is not your standard “tea in the library” Victorian film.  Mary Godwin and Percy Bysshe Shelley were constantly in debt and ostracized from polite company during the early years of their relationship (when he was still married).   Since she had grown up somewhat affluently, it is doubtful she learned to cook.

Bubbles & Squeak is an easy dish to make often on a budget.  It is a classic day after Christmas meal.  A comforting recipe that is very filling, yet inexpensive.  This brings out my inner Irish.

AuthorTheGBYCategory, DifficultyBeginner

Bubble and Squeak - The GBY

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

 1 tbsp Butter
 4 Bacon Slices, chopped
 1 Onion, finely chopped
 1 Garlic Clove, chopped
 15 Brussels Sprouts, cooked, chopped
 3 ½ cups Mashed Potatoes

1

Melt the fat in a non-stick pan, allow it to get nice and hot, then add the bacon. As it begins to brown, add the onion and garlic. Next, add the sliced sprouts or cabbage and let it color slightly. All this will take 5-6 mins.

2

Next, add the potato. Work everything together in the pan and push it down so that the mixture covers the base of the pan – allow the mixture to catch slightly on the base of the pan before turning it over and doing the same again. It’s the bits of potato that catch in the pan that define the term ‘bubble and squeak’, so be brave and let the mixture color. Cut into wedges and serve.

3

I admit I could not get it to be a solid piece(like a giant hash brown), so I gave up and ate it anyway. It was delicious.

Ingredients

 1 tbsp Butter
 4 Bacon Slices, chopped
 1 Onion, finely chopped
 1 Garlic Clove, chopped
 15 Brussels Sprouts, cooked, chopped
 3 ½ cups Mashed Potatoes

Directions

1

Melt the fat in a non-stick pan, allow it to get nice and hot, then add the bacon. As it begins to brown, add the onion and garlic. Next, add the sliced sprouts or cabbage and let it color slightly. All this will take 5-6 mins.

2

Next, add the potato. Work everything together in the pan and push it down so that the mixture covers the base of the pan – allow the mixture to catch slightly on the base of the pan before turning it over and doing the same again. It’s the bits of potato that catch in the pan that define the term ‘bubble and squeak’, so be brave and let the mixture color. Cut into wedges and serve.

3

I admit I could not get it to be a solid piece(like a giant hash brown), so I gave up and ate it anyway. It was delicious.

Bubble and Squeak

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