Bubbles and Squeak

Sea Sun


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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15 Min
20 Min
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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This yummy English dish was a hit around the test kitchen table! Give it a try for your next potluck or family dinner!


1 medium
cabbage head (chopped)
6 slice
1 medium
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


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

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About Bubbles and Squeak

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: English
Recipe For: The Best Cabbage