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« on: January 16, 2010 04:54:50 AM »

Winter - check.
Craving carbs - check.
Far too many green veggies lurking in the fridge - check.


Perfect for Bubble & Squeak!  This is an old fashioned British thing for reusing your leftovers, traditionally you would have had it on a monday (with the left overs from your sunday roast).  You need mashed potato and any leftover cold boiled greens (a day old is good!), think cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli...  If you are feeling adventurous (!) add carrots, onions, cheese, smoked tofu or whatever you have hidden in the fridge.



Roughly mash the ingredients together with a little margarine & then lightly fry the mixture, till it is warmed through and browning slightly.  When frying you may be lucky enough to hear the squeaking sound! 



I think it's lovely with veggie sausages & brown sauce  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2010 05:53:29 AM »

big yum! I might just have to cook up some mashed taters and cabbage to make this!
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2010 07:37:26 AM »

omg yum. Is brown sauce the same as gravy? I live in Utah, Im a little sheltered. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2010 08:51:49 AM »

MissColee - Sorry!!!!  Brown sauce is kinda like a cross between barbeque sauce & vinegar (but tastes much better than that sounds!).  The biggest brand is HP sauce here is the wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_Sauce 

I've seen HP sauce in Canada, but not sure if you can get it in the States? Anybody know?  Huh
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010 03:09:55 PM »

I tried to make this a few weeks ago and it completely failed. It didn't taste fried at all although I used quite a bit of oil. It was so disappointing. What did I do wrong- do you try not to stir it? Use a higher heat?

Thanks. (And I really want veggie sausages now!)
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2010 03:22:29 PM »

Hurm... I try not to stir it too much, enough so it's warmed through in the middle, and nice & golden & crisp on the outside - if that makes sense?

The veggie sausages in the pic are Linda McCartney's ... yum!
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010 12:05:50 PM »

I love bubble and squeak! I do the same mash it all together, then fry, when its gets hot and almost ready is makes a squeaky noise....you could also zap it in the microwave for a few minutes before frying,
its nicer when it gets crispy on the outside, I like mine with gravy, I do like HP brown sauce too( I live in the uk)!
its also a great way to use up left overs and extra nice on a cold miserable day Grin
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