How to make it

  • Mash or rough-chop the potatoes.
  • Cut cabbage into bite-sized pieces and mix both these together, adding a little salt or pepper to the mixture if desired.
  • Heat a (preferably cast iron) skillet on a medium heat.
  • Add a knob of butter.
  • When butter is melted and hot, add the cabbage and potatoes.
  • Mash it down into sort of a patty.
  • Leave it completely alone for about four minutes.
  • Then have a peek at the underside.
  • If it's nicely brown, turn it over, otherwise give it another minute or two.
  • (This is usually served with leftover meat for supper. I like it for breakfast with eggs, baked beans, fried tomatoes and English sausages, if I can get them.)

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  • njspanteach 5 years ago
    Yum! Made it with mashed sweet potatoes and added rosemary.
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  • grockle 8 years ago
    thanks, all, for your encouraging comments. for Karlyn: that's TREACLE pudding, which is yummy. Used to always be made with suet - now, not so much. Eaten with hot custard (always!) Will try to post both recipes when life slows down a little...
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    " It was excellent "
    karlyn255 ate it and said...
    My dad used to talk about bubble and squeak. never asked what it was, cause he used to talk abouyt suet and trinkle pudding also. No idea what a trinkle is but I know what suet is. This bubble and squeak really sounds good. Thank you
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  • sas 9 years ago
    Used to make this for my Irish mother in law when she visited from Scotland. That and colcannon. That is about all she eight here. HUH!
    Very good!!
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  • chefelaine 9 years ago
    A must-try! Thanks :OD
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  • theiris 10 years ago
    Love this recipe, also surprised by name. Will try soon ty!
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  • wynnebaer 10 years ago
    I make something similar but with onions...Never knew the name of them...Thanks...;D
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