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    • soba
    • By soba 3rd Aug 05, 3:06 PM
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    Bubble and squeak
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    Bubble and squeak 3rd Aug 05 at 3:06 PM
    Doing a turkey dinner tonight, with pots, cabbage and carots. Have done loads of veg so should have some left. Are these the right ingredients for bubble and squeak, and does anyone know how to do it? Thinking of having saus casserole with bubble and squeak for Thursday tea. Have had a quick look at the recipe index but couldn't see anything. Thanks.

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  • Howells
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    • 3rd Aug 05, 3:25 PM
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    • 3rd Aug 05, 3:25 PM
    That's because there is no recipe for Bubble and Squeak

    You literally put all your unused cooked veg in a frying pan and heat it through.

    That really is it!

    That is also why Bubble and Squeak is always different
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 3rd Aug 05, 3:36 PM
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    Yep. Roast potatoes and parsnips, with a fair bit of cabbage, works really well too. :0
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    • billieboy
    • By billieboy 3rd Aug 05, 3:36 PM
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    • 3rd Aug 05, 3:36 PM
    Look at this thread. Just mash all your leftover veg together and either throw the whole lot in a pan or make into individual cakes.
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    • By Downsizing _for_sanity 3rd Aug 05, 3:38 PM
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    • 3rd Aug 05, 3:38 PM
    Also, if you are making sausages wrapped in bacon as part of the roast, don't forget to rescues a few, chop them up and fry with the cabbage and potato mix. Make sure the pan is hot, and, I know it's not the healthiest option, but if you have any fat from the bird/bacon etc, use that to fry it in to add lots of flavour. Not so healthy but very MS and Old Style! Yum!

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    • Rikki
    • By Rikki 3rd Aug 05, 4:14 PM
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    • 3rd Aug 05, 4:14 PM
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    I just do a basic bubble and squeek. Mash potatos, greens and occassionally(if any left) peas. Mixed together and fried.

    I'm eating out tonight and all this thinking about food is making me really hungry.
    • Bogof_Babe
    • By Bogof_Babe 3rd Aug 05, 4:37 PM
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    • 3rd Aug 05, 4:37 PM
    I think genuine bubble & squeak has chopped and fried spring onions in it, but I never buy those as a bit cut off an everyday cooking onion is just as good. Of course not everyone likes onion, but if you do then it does bring out the flavour. If you mix in a bit of grated cheese too, you have the basis of a veggie burger.

    I gave up trying to make veggie "burgers" as they never kept their shape, but it's just as good to make a big slab in the frying pan, and cut it to bun-size when serving! It all goes down the same way .
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    • By soba 3rd Aug 05, 5:24 PM
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    • 3rd Aug 05, 5:24 PM
    Doing a turkey dinner tonight, with pots, cabbage and carots. Have done loads of veg so should have some left. Are these the right ingredients for bubble and squeak, and does anyone know how to do it? Thinking of having saus casserole with bubble and squeak for Thursday tea. Have had a quick look at the recipe index but couldn't see anything. Thanks.
    by soba
    Hope the bubble and squeak tastes better than the turkey dinner. Tasteless (shop bought) pots, and cardboardy cabbage! Turkey was OK though. After a day of looking forward to a nice tea it was a real disappointment, already looking forward to tomorrow's tea!

  • katie jane
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    • 14th Mar 06, 3:12 PM
    bubble n squeak assistance needed!
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    • 14th Mar 06, 3:12 PM
    hi still quite new to the os made too much mash mixed it with some cooked veg so far so good then attempted to fry it all went very wrong kinda burnt and messy any advice for a bubble n squeak novice would be appreciated (can i use olive oil ?)
    cheers folks
    kate
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 14th Mar 06, 3:20 PM
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    Next time you could try chilling them in the fridge for half an hour or more before cooking because this often helps to stop them breaking up... doing them on a low heat will stop them burning - remember everything in them is already cooked so they only need heating thoroughly - though some people like them to be crispy, so start them off, leave them a few minutes then turn them over. Less handling in the pan will help.


    Edit: Actually there's an older thread (thanks Pink) about bubble and squeak that might help a bit too:-

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=78620
    Last edited by squeaky; 14-03-2006 at 3:31 PM.
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    • MortgageMamma
    • By MortgageMamma 2nd Sep 06, 10:05 PM
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    Bubble & Squeak
    Might be the wrong place to make this I know, but, can anyone tell me how to make bubble and squeak - for some odd reason I had the urge for some day before yesterday and attempted to make it, but it just tasted like slimy mash - anyone know?

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    • kezia
    • By kezia 2nd Sep 06, 10:10 PM
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    My OH makes a lovely bubble and squeak. He uses cold mash, cooked cabbage and raw onion. Mix it all together and then fry it together with some bacon ( if you like bacon!). He prefers to use yesterdays leftovers or he says if you are making it from scratch leave the cooked bits to get cold before frying. Make sure it is nice and brown and crispy before taking off the heat. Hope this helps
    Last edited by kezia; 02-09-2006 at 10:13 PM.
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    • tanith
    • By tanith 2nd Sep 06, 10:11 PM
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    It always tastes better when made with leftovers for some reason..

    Mashed potatoe and boiled dark green cabbage.. combine the leftovers and heat some fat/oil in fry pan then just fry till brown underneath turnover and brown other side... and eat...... Delicous with a fry up especially runny egg YUMMY also we always have bubble and squeak on Boxing Day with cold meat and pickle , I usually just add any leftover veg... mmmmmmmmnnn I think I will overdo the mash and veg when I do Sunday lunch tomorrow
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    • MortgageMamma
    • By MortgageMamma 2nd Sep 06, 10:25 PM
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    HI there, is it supposed to be dark green cabbage or white cabbage

    I think I went wrong cooking it from fresh and warm! lol, but cabbage and mash is not something I would normally cook

    Is it better to fry it in lard, butter or oil

    also,

    do you make it into squished up round shape or just fry it loose and uncompacted (if you know what I mean)
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    • tanith
    • By tanith 2nd Sep 06, 10:32 PM
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    Lard gives it a better flavour if you have some (I don't buy it anymore) and it usually takes on the shape and size of the pan you are frying it in... I do admit I usually press it down as its frying to brown it quicker and to compact it a little .. and yes DARK GREEN CABBAGE.....

    you are making my mouth water ENJOY
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    • kezia
    • By kezia 2nd Sep 06, 10:34 PM
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    OH uses allsorts of cabbage and usually makes it into a squished up round shape .

    He just uses oil to fry it in.

    I have to say though I made it for dinner before and I did it from fresh and warm too! it was a right mess.
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    • MortgageMamma
    • By MortgageMamma 2nd Sep 06, 10:36 PM
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    oh thanks everyone, I might have another try after tommorows roast now!
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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 2nd Sep 06, 10:50 PM
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    Hi MortgageMamma,

    This older thread might help: Bubble and squeak

    Pink
    • recovering spendaholic
    • By recovering spendaholic 3rd Sep 06, 12:23 AM
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    Every Monday when I was growing up we always had my Mum's version of bubble and squeak which we called Fry-up. It was all the leftover veg from Sunday's roast dinner which she would mash up and then fry in oil or lard. It always was fried until crisp and we had it with fried egg. I liked it best when it was made with mash, green cabbage, carrot and swede and mushy peas (we always had the ones you had to soak overnight with the tablet thingie in the netting). I have tried making it myself but I can't reproduce it so now I never make it, but this thread has reminded me so I might try on Monday!!!
    Jane

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  • ben500
    Sprouts Sprouts Sprouts even if you don't like them add them to your bubble and squeak/fryup to make it special, it is a scientific fat that even kids will eat sprout in bubble and squeak, (well it is in my house and my boy wants to be a scientist)
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