Tuesday, November 16, 2004

A recipe that will get you a-head...with cabbage

I'm not sure how many of you are fans of cabbage, but this recipe is such a favorite at my home I thought it'd be worth sharing. This particular version of the recipe was given to me back when I was working at a 19th century village museum. Recently I learned that the English do not necessarily follow a recipe, to them Bubble 'n Squeak is made with any leftovers that are on hand. Either way, it's delicious. :)

Bubble 'n Squeak

½ Medium head cabbage, sliced
3 bacon strips diced chopped onion or onion powder
1 cup of ham (cooked and cubed)
1 Tbs. Butter
3 cups baked & cooked potatoes (thinly sliced)
½ tsp. Paprika
Salt & pepper to taste

1. Cook cabbage for 5 minutes until tender, drain & set aside.
2. Cook bacon & onion in a cast iron skillet (or frying pan if skillet is not available)
3. Add ham and cook till heated through
4. Add butter, mix in cabbage and potatoes
5. Season with paprika, salt & pepper
6. Cook until browned on bottom, turn and brown again.

Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves: 4-6 (or 2 with leftovers)

- Sarah


the Joneses said...

I've read about Bubble and Squeak for years, but never came across the recipe. Thanks! I actually like cabbage, although I don't like the way it lingers in the air a few days afterward. -- SJ

the Joneses said...

The smell lingers in the air, I mean, not the actual cabbage itself. -- SJ

Queen of Carrots said...

I can just see shreds of cabbage lurching about the kitchen, getting entangled in one's hair.

Don't Toad and friends eat Bubble and Squeak? Very cool.

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful. I've been wondering what to do with the other half of the cabbage left over after making Cabbage Ramen Salad.


Anonymous said...

Toad and friends ate Bubble and Squeak? I can see them eating cabbage, maybe, but bacon? ham? They must have a frog and toad version that doesn't involve the eating of other animals. ;-) SEM