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bubbles and squeak

★★★★★ 6
a recipe by
Sea Sun
West Des Moines, IA

Several years ago, I became interested in English dishes, for whatever reason! Curiosity, I suppose. My good friend from the west end of England gave me this recipe and I make it occasionally. As mentioned below in the comments, the name of the dish comes from the noise it makes when it's cooking! Fun! It's great as it is, however if you'd like a little more "punch", try adding a little seasoned salt or salt free seasoning.

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This yummy English dish was a hit around the test kitchen table! Give it a try for your next potluck or family dinner!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bubbles and squeak

  • 1 md
    cabbage head (chopped)
  • 6 slice
  • 1 md
    onion (sliced thinly)
  • 1 c
    ham (cubed)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3 c
    potatoes (baked and cubed)
  • 1/2 tsp
    paprika (or more to taste)
  • salt and pepper

How To Make bubbles and squeak

  • 1
    Cook cabbage in a very small amount of water in a saucecpan, just enough to cook till tender.
  • 2
    In a skillet, fry bacon and saute onions until onions are translucent. Add ham and continue cooking until well heated.
  • 3
    Add butter, seasonings, cabbage and potatoes to meat mixture and stir.
  • 4
    Cook without stirring until slightly browned on bottom, then flip (like hash browns) and brown on other side.