Bubble and squeak is one of those very traditional British recipes, often eaten on a Monday when there were leftover potatoes and greens from the Sunday roast.
Its creamy tastiness contrasts gorgeously with its golden crispy bits, and served with a poached egg it’s the comfort food of dreams.
Lightly fry the finely chopped onion if using.
Finely chop the greens and mix with the cold cooked potatoes – add the onion now if you’re using it – add a pinch of sea salt.
Heat the butter an oil in a heavy frying pan until melted but not smoking and tip in the potato mixture.
Press it down into a ‘cake’ using a metal spatula and fry until brown.
Carefully turn it, you can do this by putting a plate ver the top of the pan and upturning the bubble and squeak onto it, then slide it back into the pan.
Fry that side until brown – you want nice golden brown bits all over it.
Serve with a poached egg and grinding of black pepper.
Potatoes are wrongly slated by nutrition fashionistas. They have plenty going for them, as well as being incredibly delicious!
Their biggest claim to fame is their vitamin B6, which is used throughout the body for cell formation, and that’s a pretty big task. B6 is also a key player in nerve and brain function, as well as gene expression. Spuds are also pretty rich in vitamin C, which isn’t only good for immunity but plays a strong part in forming and maintaining healthy connective tissue and skin.
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, the same as cauliflower, broccoli and sprouts, cruciferous vegetables provide particularly significant health benefits. One of cabbage’s great features is its anti-inflammatory effect. Inflammation happens inside the body as a result of poor food, alcohol, smoking, pollution, stress, lack of sleep and generally poor lifestyle choices. It’s a precursor to so many diseases and conditions. Certain foods have strong anti-inflammatory effects and we should eat them often, “Eat your greens.” is very sensible advice!
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