Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bubble & Squeak

Ok, so this was a huge hit with our family and Fitzy & her boys!  Fitzy started calling her boys Bubble & Squeak today because they kept talking about how much they loved it. 
Most of the time I let the grocery store inspire me in terms of my weekly meals.  Whatever looks really good in the produce, fish, or meat departments is usually your best bet.  I saw the savoy cabbage the other day and just had to get some.  It is smaller than the normal green cabbage and the leaves are a little more tender.  Savoy Cabbage  is an excellent source of Vitamin C, A, and K!    This recipe was super simple in terms of both preparation and ingredients --what's not to love?

Bubble and Squeak (fried potatoes and cabbage)
adapted from a March 2005 Gourmet recipe

2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
4 to 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 to 2 heads of Savoy Cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Cover potatoes in cold salted water by 1 inch in large pot and bring to a boil.  Boil, uncovered, until tender when pierced with a sharp knife, about 20-30 minutes.  Drain water and peel and quarter potatoes. 

Heat 2 Tablespoons butter and the oil in a 10- to 12-inch heavy non-stick skillet over medium heat until hot, then saute cabbage with salt and pepper, stirring frequently, until tender, about 5 minutes. (You may need to use two skillets for this amount.)

Add potatoes, mashing and stirring them into cabbage while leaving some lumps and pressing to form a kind of cake, add a couple more tablespoons of butter and salt and pepper.  Cook, without stirring until underside starts to get a crust and turns golden, about 10 minutes.  Flip over (may need to do this in portions) and cook the other side for about 5 minutes more. 


  1. Mmmmmm, have to try this, thanks
    P.S. is that could work with any cabbage?

    1. Yes-please try it with any green cabbage. Use as much or as little oil and butter to suit your taste. Thanks for commenting! Love it that you are viewing this from Israel!!