I am starting off this year by ticking a dish off my list which I have never made before, as I promised myself I would in my Blog Bucket List. So today I am featuring Bubble and Squeak.
Yes, I am quite ashamed to say that I have never ever made Bubble and Squeak, which is the easiest of classic Vegetarian recipes and great for using up left over potatoes and veg from your Sunday roast or celebration dinner.
I used up the left over mashed potato, cauliflower, carrots, and sprouts we had from our Sunday meal. I added an onion, a pepper and crushed garlic to the vegetables to give the bubble and squeak some more flavour, texture and colour, but you could just cook the potatoes and vegetables or additionally add anything you want to the mix. I served my Bubble and Squeak Cakes with Quorn sausages and a Rocket salad. This made a delicious meal and was a great way to use up the left overs.
If you are cooking Bubble and Squeak for the first time, these are my tips:
- Ensure that the mixture isn't too wet so that the bubble and squeak does not break up.
- When making the cakes, compact the mixture tightly together to prevent break up
- Make sure that the oil is as hot as possible to enable the bubble and squeak to cook well
- Fry for a couple of minutes on each side and then place in the oven to cook, as the mixture starts to break up if left in the oil for too long.
Bubble and Squeak
Left over Vegetables. I used Cauliflower, Carrots and Sprouts
Left over mashed Potato. You could use boiled, mashed or roast Potato
1 Onion, chopped
1 Red Pepper, chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, crushed
Plain Flour for coating
Salt & Pepper for Seasoning
Olive Oil for frying