Bubble an Squeak

Bubble an Squeak is my kind of recipe. It's a great leftover makeover, it's easy, it has potatoes, it's fried, I mean what is not to love? This is traditionally a leftover makeover mean. The potatoes and cabbage from Sunday dinner are used to create a new dish. For this post though I am going to include the directions as made from scratch for it since that is what I did.

1/4 medium head of cabbage
4 green onions
5 medium large potatoes
Salt & pepper to taste
4 Tbsp. butter or oil

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Peel the potatoes and cut in to 1' cubes. Boil until completely tender. 

Meanwhile. Cut the cabbage in to 1 inch chunks and then slice thin. Slice the green onions thinly, both the whites and the green parts. 

In a large nonstick skillet heat the butter. Add the cabbage and green onions over medium low heat. Cook, stirring, until the cabbage is soft. The potatoes should be done about this stage of the cooking process. 

Drain the potatoes and break up some with a knife or rubber scrapper. You can mash them completely but I preferred chunky. Stir in to the cabbage mixture and turn to coat. Let brown some between stirring. Taste and check for salt and pepper. 

Make sure there is plenty of oil on the bottom of the pan and shape in to a fairly large cake, about an inch thick. Cook until it is brown on the bottom making sure the heat is neither too high or too low. Too low and it wont brown, too high and it will get too dark is spots and not cook in others or be golden brown. 

Slide the potato cake out on to a large cutting board. Invert the now empty frying pan over the cake and flip both the cutting board and the frying pan back over to drop the potatoes in to the frying pan to cook on the other side. 

Cook until browned and slide back to the cutting board or a platter. Serve in wedges.

This can also be made as individual cakes.


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