Thursday, 11 November 2010
MY BUBBLE & SQUEAK
In reality, bubble and squeak is any combination of leftovers, chucked into a pan with some oil, and fried. Potatoes are a crucial ingredient, either mashed or whole, and bacon can be used for flavour. One could add an egg. My version today comprised chorizo sausage, leftover baked potatoes, and a handful of Cavolo Nero darling. I fried the chorizo until it was just turning crisp around the edges, then flung in a baked potato, sliced, and finally the fancy cabbage, which, when fried, began to take on the texture and flavour of that Chinese restaurant standby starter - crispy fried seaweed (which, as we all know by now, is not seaweed but dark green cabbage). I added a small amount of chopped garlic and a pinch of chili flakes. And, as you can see from the pic, I topped off the whole lot with some chunks of St Agur cheese. Naughty - but nice.
Eating it while multi-tasking (making almond chocolate brownies - to be blogged at a later date - and listening to the lunchtime news while contemplating piano practice and teaching later on), I am happy to confirm that the combination of ingredients I selected was perfect. The cats were pretty keen on it too!