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fry up - potatoes and cabbage

Bubble and Squeak - Fry-up

Cowbridge Kitchen

This is an old school classic, one of my Dads favourites. Bubble & Squeak or Fry up is made from Cabbage and Mash, mixed together and fried in a pan, of course you can throw any leftover vegetables such as Swede into this.

Back in the 80's Bubble and Squeak was a way for folks to make food go further and it became a family favourite. Fry-up can be served on its own or often these days with fried eggs.

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You can make this recipe in about 30 minutes
10 mins Prep.
20 Cooking time.
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This is per 200g portion.
Calories: 176
Protein: 10g
Fat: 5.3g
Carbohydrates: 24g
Fiber: 3.4g
Sugar: 4g
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This will feed 2 people Table for Two Servings
Easy : A complete novice can make this recipe Chefs hat Difficulty
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This is one of those recipes that your Mum or Dad used to make.

Back in the 80's it was a cheap and quick meal that used up leftovers.

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Cost to make:
£2.89/ $3.66(Est.)

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    How to make Bubble and Squeak

    Bubble and Squeak is also called a British Fry Up, this is because it is a classic British recipe for using up left over food from a Sunday roast, namely Cabbage and Potatoes.

    The dish gets it's name 'Bubble and Squeak' from the fact that when it is cooking the fry up spits and bubbles and makes a high pitched sound that sounds like it's squeaking.

    In this recipe I have added ham or bacon to the dish, but this was not traditionally done.

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    500 g Mash Potato
    300 g Cabbage
    100 g Smoked Bacon (Diced)
    50 g Butter
    2 teaspoons of English Mustard
    Salt & Pepper for seasoning

    Cooking Instructions

    1. Melt the butter in a frying pan.
    2. Add the diced smoked bacon to the pan and fry for a few minutes, until the bacon is cooked.
    3. In a separate bowl mix 2 teaspoons of English mustard into the Mash.
    4. Add the Cabbage to the Mustard Mash.
    5. Season the bacon with Salt & Pepper.
    6. Add the Mash & Cabbage to the pan and flatten out to fill the pan.
    7. Cook on one side until almost burned.
    8. Slide the Bubble & Squeak onto a plate, then put the pan over the top so that you can turn it over.
    9. Cook the other side for the same amount of time.
    10. When the Bubble and Squeak is piping hot and fully cooked it is ready to serve.
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    Chefs Tips

    This is a good old recipe, called Fry-up back in the 80's, and this was one of my Dads favourites.

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    Sweed to the Potato