I had never heard of Bubble and Squeak until I was watching a rerun of the sitcom Frasier, and Daphne the British physical therapist for Martin made it for dinner.
I learned it's a British dish made entirely from leftovers, so anything goes. It can be vegetarian or you can add meat, it can be a side dish or the main course. It's so named because of the sound it makes when cooking, it bubbles and squeaks.
Here's how I made mine with leftovers, except for the bacon.
- 1/2 onion - diced
- 2 Tblsp canola oil
- 1 clove garlic - minced
- 2 cups mashed potatoes
- 1/2 cup cooked green vegetables - I used asparagus
- 1/2 cup cooked peas
- 4 pieces bacon - optional
- 1/2 cup cooked cabbage - shredded
- 1 Tblsp butter
- Salt and pepper to taste added during cooking