Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Just couldn't resist.... from FoodReference: BUBBLE AND SQUEAK An old English dish, named for the sounds the ingredients make while cooking (or from the sound one's stomach makes after eating it). Some sources say it was originally cold boiled beef and chopped cabbage, others claim it was originally mashed potatoes and cabbage, while some claim it originally contained all three. Today it is typically made from leftover potatoes and cabbage fried together.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb cold potato
  • 2 ounces drippings or 2 ounces lard
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 8 ounces cooked cabbage (chopped) or 8 ounces mixed sprouts (chopped)
  • salt
  • black pepper (freshly ground)


  1. Finely chop the potatoes and crush slightly.
  2. In a frying pan melt half the fat and lightly fry the onion.
  3. Mix in the potato and greens and season well.
  4. Add more dripping or lard.
  5. Press the bubble into the hot fat and fry over a moderate heat until browned underneath.
  6. Turn the bubble over, add the last of the fat and fry until the other side is browned.


Most Helpful

I used smashed potatoes that I had left over.I tossed in the sauteed cabbage. I wanted to keep this low fat so I didn`t fry it. Great stuff!

Rita~ October 03, 2005

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