Bubble and Squeak Breakfast
2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
12-14 rashers bacon, divided
1/2 small head cabbage
1 large onion chopped
Place potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender.
Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.
Drain, reserving drippings. Crumble 4 strips to use in the bubble and squeak, and reserve the rest; set aside.
In the reserved drippings, saute the cabbage and onion until soft and translucent.
Drain the cooked potatoes, mash with milk and season with salt and pepper.
Fold in the cabbage and onions
Prepare the eggs to your preference (poached, soft boiled or sunny side up)
Spoon the bubble and squeak onto each plate, top with an egg and 1-2 rashers of bacon.
Enjoy this hearty breakfast!
Bubble and Squeak is a traditional British dish that uses leftovers, particularly potatoes and other vegetables. There are many variations, some include leftover roast, bacon, cabbage, etc..but potatoes (providing the bubble) are always involved and usually cabbage (providing the squeak) or Brussels sprouts.
Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 3:42pm