Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Bubble and Squeak

The day after Christmas, or boxing day to me, means one thing - bubble and squeak for dinner.  I know that here in the states the 26th isn't boxing day, but I still try and keep all my English traditions alive and this is one of my favourites.  Growing up in England I think I enjoyed boxing day dinner much more than actual Christmas day dinner, I have a lot of wonderful memories of that day and that meal that are so special to me now that I live far away from home and far away from anyone who shares or even understands those traditions.  Bubble and squeak is simply all the leftover potatoes and vegetables from Christmas dinner all mixed together and fried, it is said to be named after the sounds it makes while frying in the pan. 

Leftover roast or mashed potatoes
Leftover carrots/parsnips/sprouts/cabbage - whatever veg you have will work
2 tbsp butter

Mix together the potatoes and vegetables together in a bowl.  Heat the butter in a large pan, add the vegetable mixture, fry until golden brown on each side.

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