Best Ever Bubble

by bavaria on December 26, 2013

It can be almost as big an event as Christmas dinner itself – deciding what to do with the left overs the next day!     When it comes to up-cycling left over Christmas Dinner veg, in our house there is no contest, it has to bubble and squeak  (so-called because of the bubbling and squeaking noises it makes while cooking apparently!).    And what could be easier?

Today’s bubble and squeak consisted of roast potatoes, honeyed parsnips and sprouts…    Thoroughly mash your chosen veg together, then take a heavy frying pan, and over a medium-high heat melt around 50g salted butter (it’s Christmas you can start the diet in January)!…   Once the butter is frothing slightly, chuck in your cold veg, and using a fish-slice, press it down as it cooks. After 3-5 minutes, place a plate over the top, flip the best ever bubble and squeak onto the plate, and then a little like you do with a  Spanish Omelette, slide it carefully back into the pan for another 3-5 minutes (it doesn’t matter if it breaks up by the way, just press it back into the pan again.    Flip back on to an oven proof plate, and stick in an oven to keep warm whilst you get on with frying a few eggs.

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Eat with left over turkey (or stuffing and pigs in blankets in our case) and a glass of cold beer.  Almost as enjoyable as the big day’s lunch itself!

 

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A Patchwork Life December 26, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Can’t believe this is making me hungry after all the food I’ve eaten, but there you go! Do love bubble and squeak! Hope you’re having a lovely break :)

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bavaria December 26, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Thank you, we are… Quiet but relaxing! I hope you are having a lovely break too! :) xx

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Midlife Singlemum December 26, 2013 at 7:57 pm

I’ve always known that Bubble and Squeak is an English dish but I’ve never known what it is. It’s one of those things that every time I read it or hear it I think, I must google that. So now I know. Thanks. Now what’s Spotted Dick?

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bavaria December 26, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Well…. It depends who you ask of course, BUT in our house it is a steamed pudding full of raisins and served with custard! :D

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Indiapink December 26, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Mmm my favourite, yummy!

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bavaria December 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm

But with ketchup right Luce? xxx

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kelloggsville December 26, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Boxing day food is always my favourite.

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bavaria December 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Mine too… Actually I like Boxing day all round, no pressure, less stress, more relaxing! :D

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Sally Sellwood (@Recipejunkie27) December 27, 2013 at 8:43 am

Looks great – must have been a day for best bubble and squeak – I added a couple of bits of stuffing into mine and it was delicious.

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bavaria December 27, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Thanks Sally! We had ours on the side… Was so good! :D

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Grace December 27, 2013 at 9:36 am

Yum, what a photograph, looks delicious, makes my mouth water! Could just eat that for breakfast! We will have ours later today. Nice to see the sausages again! xx

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bavaria December 27, 2013 at 4:51 pm

It had to be English sausages! Thanks Mum. Bratwurst would not have been right in this case! :D

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Trish - Mum's Gone to December 27, 2013 at 1:33 pm

We had our roast potatoes fried up with bacon and eggs yesterday morning – yummy. Then I stir fried the leftover veg later on in the day. Should have just shoved the lot in together as you’ve done!

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bavaria December 27, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Next year Trish, next year! :) xx

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Sarah@The View From the Table December 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Oh, yes please! This is my tea tonight :)

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bavaria December 27, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Enjoy… I used to hate it as a kid, but I love it now! :D

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Carolin December 27, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I love bubble and squeak. Unfortunately, the only thing we’ve got left is turkey x

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bavaria December 28, 2013 at 8:50 am

Make some more veg Carolin!! :) x

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maggy, red ted art December 27, 2013 at 6:09 pm

I LOVE Bubble and Squeak. Need to make some now!

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bavaria December 28, 2013 at 8:51 am

Thanks Maggy! :D

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Pinkoddy December 27, 2013 at 7:14 pm

I still remember my mom doing this – even better when there was leftover mash potato but that was a rare occassion

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bavaria December 28, 2013 at 8:51 am

Thank you J… Lovely isn’t it? :D

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bass December 31, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Did very much the same myself, albeit with the key modern-man use of a microwave, tasted quite nice too.

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bavaria December 31, 2013 at 2:53 pm

What would we do without microwaves?! :D

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