Every week is the same…….Left Over Veggies…What does that mean?… Oh yeah, Bubble and Squeak!Yummy! Enjoy!
Originally in the 18th Century, it was made from fried beef and cabbage now it’s lost the beef part and is potatoes and leftover vegetables from the Roast Dinner.
One of the first references of the dish was from a said surprising source Thomas Bridges ” A burlesque translation of Homer” 1770:
” We, therefore, cooked him up a dish Of lean Bull-Beef, with cabbage fry’d… Bubble they call this dish, and squeak”
It is so called due to it bubbling up and squeaking whilst over the fire.
By the late 40’s it had lost the meat and was just leftover potatoes and veggies, possible from enforced wartime rationing.
This change was put into print in the 1950 edition of The Good Housekeeping, Home Encyclopedia.
This dish has been a family favourite from leftover potatoes, cabbage, sprouts and other veggies for as long as I can remember.
Now I am introducing it to Asia as a lot of my many friends who hail from all over the world… Love it!
I hope you do too…..So just mash your leftover potatoes and vegetables together, form a pattie and fry in a little olive oil and butter until nicely browned or as I did yesterday because we had a few people over we put them on a baking tray and drizzled olive oil over them and cooked in the oven turning halfway through cooking.
Serve with cold meats, salad and whatever else you fancy…A fried or poached egg ?… My American friend had brown sauce, some had tomato ketchup and other mustard… Add a bit of bacon although that is coming away from the original one my mum used to make..But hey Ho..Do your own thing xx
About Carol Taylor:
Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.
I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.
Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.
Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!
Carol is a contributor to the Phuket Island Writers Anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Phuket-Island-Writers-Anthology-Stories-ebook/dp/B00RU5IYNS
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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a great weekend 🙂 xx