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Monday, November 7, 2011


This month's CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE  is Mashed Potatoes! 

Mashed potatoes are a comfort food in and of itself, so I decided to cross the pond and make Bubble & Squeak.
Traditional British comfort food - aka as Colcannon in Ireland and Rumbledethumps in Scotland (how cute a name is that?)  The name comes from the bubble and squeak sounds made as it cooks.  It was meant to use up leftovers from Sunday Dinner but I'm told "Mums" make it from scratch because it often requested and a way to get kids to eat their veggies.

3 or 4 large potatoes, boiled and mashed with 2 Tbsp butter and 1/4 cup milk
Salt and Pepper
1/2 small savoy cabbage, boiled and drained
1/2 large onion, chopped and sauteed in 2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. Country Dijon Mustard
Any leftover vegetables, carrots, peas
Fried bacon pieces (optional)
Sharp Cheddar (optional)

In a large frying pan, saute onions in 2 Tbsp. butter until softened and caramelized.

Mix mashed potatoes, cabbage, onions and mustard. (and any other additions).
Mix well to combine.

Heat an additional 2Tbsp. butter with 1 Tbsp olive oil.
You can form these into potato patties as I did or traditionally fill the pan with the potato mixture pressing lightly into the pan.

Fry for ten minutes on each side until golden brown and crisp.
 Bubble and squeak makes a lovely lunch with a fried egg on top.

Have a go at these mate!


  1. Your potatoes look wonderful! I love all the additions!

  2. Looks wonderful and delicious.

    If you haven't already I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry Aloo Tikki

    Cook Lisa Cook

  3. Excellent idea - I LOVE Bubble and Squeak :). Mmmm, wish I would have thought of making it. Hope you'll stop by and take a look at my mozzarella stuffed mashed potato balls.


  4. oh gosh! delicious! Great Choice for THE CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE!!

  5. I LOVE Bubble and Squeak! I'm bookmarking these to try soon. Thanks for sharing!

  6. These are really different, I'd love to have a go at them:@)

  7. Hi Patti,
    I would just love this combination with all the veggies and bacon. Great recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great day.
    Miz Helen

  8. wow so many choices I dont where to start they are all wonderful!

  9. This looks so good! I'm drooling.

  10. These look so delicious, I have to try them!!


  11. Yum, your pan-fried mashed potatoes look delish! Love the versatility of these using different veggies. Nice CCC pick, I'm #71! :)

  12. Cabbage in your mashed potatoes...What a great idea to get your kids & husband to eat cabbage. Win for the team mom! Be sure to check out #20.

  13. What a wonderful, informative post. I have some Bridgewater Pottery that has Bubble & Squeak written on it, and I never looked it up. Now I'll have to go make some! I particularly love the idea of a fried egg to top it off. Wonder if they have a name for that?



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