I have a treat for you! I put out a request for guest posts and received not one, but FOUR recipes from an online friend in England. The best part? The recipes are distinctly British or Welsh. Aren’t we all looking for something a little different now and then? I am looking forward to trying these and I hope you will enjoy them, too. I’ll be sharing these one at a time for the next four weeks so stay tuned.
“What’s Bubble and Squeak?” is a question I often get asked. Most of those people think it’s something disgusting and complicated to make. It isn’t though. At least, it’s not difficult to make, and the only way you’ll think it’s disgusting is if you don’t like cabbage and potato. Personally I do like cabbage and I absolutely love potatoes in any shape or form, so for me it’s an easy to make dinner.
So, what’s in it? Well, to make it you’ll need:
- 1 medium potato
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 cup of shredded cabbage
And here’s what to do:
Cook the cabbage until tender. Peel, chop and boil the potato. Mash the potato with the butter and milk. Mix the mashed potato with the cabbage.
Yes, that’s it; it’s as simple as that! I usually have it on its own, but it’s up to you if you want to do that, serve it with a salad, or serve it as a side dish as part of a larger meal.
Thank you, Tori! I will certainly be giving this a try. It sounds like nourishing comfort food for a cold winter’s evening.
I looked up “Bubble and Squeak” and found this entry on Wikipedia. While Tori’s recipe starts from scratch, it is traditionally a way to use up leftover vegetables. I’ll certainly keep that in mind the next time I have leftover mashed potatoes.
Tori’s bio: My name is Victoria, but you can call me Tori. I’m both a poet and a writer
of children’s fiction. Born in the shadow of the black mountains in Wales, I now live by the sea in
the South-East of England with my husband, Kelly, and several beloved pets.