Bubble and Squeak Tips
How can you make this bubble and squeak recipe your own?
If you’re confused by this recipe, bubble and squeak refer to the sounds this dish makes while it cooks, not specific ingredients. (If you’re curious about other oddly named British specialties, read on
!) This dish is a customary way to use up leftovers, usually from a celebration dinner the night before, and every British household has their own variation. The must-have ingredients are potatoes, onions and cabbage, and even so, the cabbage is often swapped out for Brussels sprouts.
—Hazel Wheaton, Taste of Home Book Editor
For vegetables, consider including green beans, peas, carrots or leeks. Many versions of bubble and squeak contain leftover meat, such as ham or turkey cut into bite-sized pieces. Other suggested additions? Garlic, cheese or bacon. You can also make this dish with sweet potatoes. When making swaps, ensure everything is drained well—you don’t want excess liquid.
How do you store bubble and squeak?
You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Or, cool individual patties or slices, then layer between sheets of waxed paper before placing them in an airtight container in the freezer. They’ll keep in the freezer for up to 5 weeks.
What can you serve with bubble and squeak?
Depending on the contents of your bubble and squeak, you can serve the dish as a side or main, or for breakfast or dinner. The most traditional pairing for a veggie-based version is a hearty sausage, similar to bangers and mash
. You’ll often find bubble and squeak served with a fried egg
either alongside or on top. If your bubble and squeak contains a hearty amount of leftover meat, keep it simple and pair it with a green salad or toast.
2 patties: 227 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.