BUBBLE AND SQUEAK WITH BACON

BUBBLE AND SQUEAK WITH BACON

I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING….SAY WHAAAAT?

Bubble and Squeak…kind of sounds like the names your 3 year old would give to a couple of barn kitties.

 

But, rest assured, Bubble and Squeak has nothing to do with kitties. Or 3 year olds.

 

Rather, I am going to share with you a family favorite recipe. One that you can easily throw together after a day of working in the hot sun, or taming your wild dinosaurs children.

 

HISTORY OF BUBBLE AND SQUEAK

This traditional English dish is made from leftover roast meat & vegetable scraps (usually cabbage), making it Mom and budget friendly. The basics of this dish involve frying meat, potatoes and vegetables in butter over the stove-top. While cooking, “bubbling and squeaking” noises are created, thus the name “Bubble and Squeak”.

 

You can make Bubble and Squeak with either diced or mashed potatoes. For the mashed potatoes method, add some butter to a pan, mix your veggies/meat in your mashed potatoes and “smash” your potatoes in the bottom of the pan and allow to cook until brown. Flip over until the other side is browned as well. Slice and serve.

 

I make this dish with diced potatoes, fresh cabbage and bacon since this recipe is just that good, and because, to be honest, this household never seems to have any leftovers. The saltiness of the bacon compliments the sweetness of the cooked cabbage perfectly.

 

BUBBLE AND SQUEAK WITH BACON

  • 1 Package Bacon
  • 1 Small Head of Cabbage
  • 4-5 good sized potatoes
  • Butter
  • Salt & Pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

1.First, cook your bacon. Click here to learn an easy, mess free way to cook bacon.

2. Once the bacon has about 10 minutes until it is finished, dice up the potatoes. Add some butter to a skillet (I use a cast iron one) and cook the potatoes on low-medium heat for about 10 minutes.

3. Once the bacon is finished, I pour some grease from the bacon pans into the potatoes and cook for another 5-10 minutes or so. You want the potatoes to be mostly cooked before you add the cabbage, since they won’t cook very much more once the cabbage and bacon has been added. I usually look for my potatoes to look like this before I’m ready to add the cabbage:

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4. Next, chop up your cabbage length-wise, then chop those pieces to look like this:

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5. Add your chopped cabbage into the skillet. Cook until the cabbage is soft.

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6.  Once the potatoes and cabbage look done, chop your bacon and add to the skillet. I usually grab up all that bacon and chop all at once.

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7. I like my bacon pieces to be about this size:

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8. Cook for a few minutes, then salt & pepper. 

 

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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 Package Bacon
  • 1 Small Head of Cabbage
  • 4-5 good sized potatoes
  • Butter
  • Salt & Pepper
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cook your bacon.
  2. Once the bacon has about 10 minutes until it is finished, dice up the potatoes. Add some butter to a skillet (I use a cast iron one) and cook the potatoes on low-medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  3. Once the bacon is finished, I pour some grease from the bacon pans into the potatoes and cook for another 5-10 minutes or so. You want the potatoes to be mostly cooked before you add the cabbage, since they won't cook very much more once the cabbage and bacon has been added.
  4. Next, chop up your cabbage and add said cabbage to the skillet.
  5. Cook until the cabbage is soft.
  6. Once the potatoes and cabbage look done, chop your bacon and add to the skillet.
  7. Cook for a few minutes.
  8. Salt and pepper.

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “BUBBLE AND SQUEAK WITH BACON

  1. This traditional dish had me at “bacon.” Although I ended up substituting Kielbasa, at the dinner table no one complained. All enjoyed this delicious dish (dad and 4+ kids!) and didn’t mind the cabbage cleverly overshadowed by the potatoes and meat. Thanks, Cassie! I’ll definitely be back for more recipes…

    1. This dish is meant to be flexible and to be paired with whatever you have In the fridge/pantry! Way to be creative 🙂 I will have to try it with the kielbasa!

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