Bubble and squeak
|Bubble and squeak|
A small portion of bubble and squeak (left), as part of an English breakfast
|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Main ingredient(s)||Potatoes, cabbage, vegetables|
Bubble and squeak is a traditional English dish made with the shallow-fried leftover vegetables from a roast dinner. The main ingredients are potato and cabbage, but carrots, peas, Brussels sprouts, or any other leftover vegetables can be added. The chopped vegetables (and cold chopped meat if used) are fried in a pan together with mashed potatoes or crushed roast potatoes until the mixture is well-cooked and brown on the sides. The dish is so named because it makes bubbling and squeaking sounds during the cooking process. It is often served with cold meat from the Sunday roast, and pickles or brown sauce, or as an accompaniment to a full English breakfast.
The name bubble and squeak is used primarily in England (for Scotland and Ireland see 'Similar dishes'), and it may also be understood in parts of some other Commonwealth countries and the United States.
Bubble and squeak was a popular dish during World War II, as it was an easy way of using leftovers during a period when most foods were subject to rationing. In more recent times, prepared frozen and tinned versions have become available.
- Panackelty, from North East England
- Colcannon, from Ireland
- Bauernfrühstück, from Germany and Austria
- Rumbledethumps, stovies and clapshot from Scotland
- Pyttipanna, Pyttipanne & Pyttipannu – Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish "small pieces in pan"
- Biksemad, from Denmark
- Trinxat, from the La Cerdanya region of Catalonia, northeast Spain, and Andorra
- Roupa Velha (Portuguese for "old clothes"), from Portugal, often made from leftovers from Cozido à Portuguesa. In Spain it is called Ropa Vieja and is made from the remains of the Cocido
- Stamppot, from the Netherlands
- Stoemp from Belgium
- Hash, from the United States
- Calentado, from Colombia
- Also see hash browns and potato cake entries
- Pickett, Joseph P. et al. (2000), American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Houghton Mifflin
- Rundell, Maria Eliza Ketelby (1808). Bubble and Squeak. In A new system of domestic cookery:Third edition. p. 42. Google Book Search. Retrieved on January 6, 2011.
- Scottish Recipes: Rumbledethumps Recipe
- Hearty Luncheon and Supper Dishes Reading Eagle, Jul 17, 1913
- Forbes Lifestyle, Wine and Food Forbes, Nov 17, 2004
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