Bubble and squeak: the curious name of this British vegetarian recipe

The British are peculiar people. They drive on the left, measure in miles, ounces, pints and feet and give their recipes curious names like bubble and squeak (bubble and squeak), bangers and mash (firecrackers and mix) or Eton mess (Eton's mess). Their reasons have, at least in the case of bubble and squeak, the British vegetarian recipe that today stars in this space.

It seems to be (although I disagree) that the mixture of vegetables that makes up this preparation makes a noise that resembles bubbling, while squeaking, when it curdles in the pan. He bubble and squeak is a harvesting recipe in the whole rule in which a second life is given to the leftover vegetables from Sunday roast or sunday roast. And, hey, often original bites are transformed.


For 4 people
  • Cooked potato 300 g
  • Cooked broccoli 150 g
  • Cooked carrot 150 g
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper

How to make bubble and squeak

Difficulty: Easy
  • Total time 30 m
  • Elaboration 5 m
  • 25 m cooking

The indicated amounts are indicative, as well as the types of vegetables as this preparation admits everything: cabbages, peas, green beans, etc. The important is that the amount of potato the same as the rest of vegetables together. Met this requirement, total freedom to decide which vegetables to include.

I have used leftovers and therefore the broccoli, carrot and potato were already cooked at the time of the elaboration of the bubble and squeak, as tradition dictates in the United Kingdom. However, this recipe can be made with fresh vegetables that will have to be cooked for the occasion.

That said, the elaboration of the bubble and squeak is tremendously simple. We start by roughly chopping the vegetables with a good knife and pepper them. Heat a little extra virgin olive oil in a pan about 20 cm in diameter and add the vegetables. With the help of a fork, we crush them while we cook them over low heat during 15 minutes.

We compact the mixture, tightening with the fork, and turn it with the help of a plate, as if it were a Spanish tortilla, after greasing the pan again With more olive oil. Brown the bubble and squeak on the new face for 15 more minutes. We serve immediately.

With what to accompany the bubble and squeak

As mentioned above, the bubble and squeak It is a good way to take advantage of leftover vegetables from other elaborations. It can be taken as a side dish of meat or fish or as a single dish, accompanied by barbecue sauce or homemade ketchup. In the latter case, it is a great option for dinner time because it is a light and healthy snack.