Saturday, December 28, 2013
Bubble and Squeak Mash
When growing up I remember reading about bubble and squeak in some of Enid Blyton books. It left me wondering what on is this bubble n squeak. It was later when I got my copy of Jamie' Oliver's Jamie at home where I found his version of bubble and squeak. It looked like a big pancake of leftover mash ( or baked potatoes )mixed with vegetables such as cabbage , carrots , brussels sprouts etc. I learned that they call it bubble n squeak due to the sound it makes when its been cooked .
I came up with the idea of this mash after seeing a recipe, by Gordon Ramsey . It turned out delicious and went down well with a hearty beef stew (recipe to be posted soon). My boys who usually didnt enjoy mash loved it.
Recipe : Bubble and Squeak Mash recipe inspired by Gordon Ramsey's Twice- baked bubble and squeak jacket potatoes
600g potatoes ( or left over baked potatoes )
1 1/2 cup shredded cabbage ( I used white cabbage but if you can use savoy if you like I think it would taste delicious with this, we dont get savoy cabbage over here)
1 cup broccoli florets ( frozen ones, thawed or if using fresh , blanched), roughly chopped
1 fat clove of garlic grated
1 tbsp butter
1-2 tbsp olive oil
about 1/4 - 1/3 cup milk
salt and pepper
1. Boil the potatoes in a pan of water with a pinch of salt. Drain and mash with a potato masher or ricer. If using left over baked potatoes, scoop out the flesh and throw the skins away.
2. Heat a large frying pan melt 1 tbsp butter , add olive oil. Add garlic and cabbage . Soften the cabbage , add broccoli and cook 1 minute.
3. Add mashed up potatoes , along with the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Mix well over a low heat , carefully add milk a little at a time till you a get nice creamy mash. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
Enjoy as a side .