Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 41: Bubbles & Squeak

I loved bubbles and squeak as a kid but honestly I thought it was something my grandma came up with. She came up with a lot of "creative"recipes and very "unique" names to go with them. I was shocked to find that it is indeed a real dish. Proof: bubbles and squeak. This dish actually has a few different names depending on where you are. In Ireland it's called Calcannon and in Scotland it's called Rumbledthumbs....I think that's what I'm going to call it now for dramatic effect!

As usual, grandma makes it a little different but the basic ingredients are the same. Granny is also a big fan of Paula Dene, which means she includes a stick of butter in this. I use a few table spoons of EVOO instead. Matthew loves this with a side of coleslaw. The sweet and salty really go well together.

Rumbledthumbs, formally known as Bubbles & Squeak
1 potato per person
1 head green cabbage
1 onion
vegetable broth

Clean each potato well and cube. Boil till soft then drain. Add EVOO, vegetable broth, and salt to make mashed potatoes. Ruffly chop the cabbage and onion in large chunks. Mix the mashed potatoes and cabbage in a 9 x 13 pan and drizzle with olive oil over the top. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to an hour and listen to it bubble and squeak.

1 comment:

  1. You loved it with the stick of butter and you know denying it!