Bubble and Squeak..

Leftovers…we all have them but what do we do with them? Put them in the bin( trash) in the dog, Well in my kitchen we do not waste anything and this recipe is a very old one and you can add what you like but the motto is…Waste not want not…Do you know how much food is thrown away every year? Roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted.
That is horrendous and based on that….NO ONE should starve in the world …The fact is they still do…So do your bit and make your motto waste not want not!

Retired? No one told me!

bubble and squeak-potato-cabbage Bubble and Squeak

Every week is the same…….Left Over Veggies…What does that mean?… Oh yeah, Bubble and Squeak!Yummy!  Enjoy!

Originally in the 18th Century, it was made from fried beef and cabbage now it’s lost the beef part and is potatoes and leftover vegetables from the Roast Dinner.

One of the first references of the dish was from a said surprising source  Thomas Bridges ” A burlesque translation of Homer” 1770:

” We, therefore, cooked him up a dish Of lean Bull-Beef, with cabbage fry’d… Bubble they call this dish, and squeak”

It is so called due to it bubbling up and squeaking whilst over the fire.

By the late 40’s it had lost the meat and was just leftover potatoes and veggies, possible from enforced wartime rationing.

This change was put into print in the 1950 edition of The Good Housekeeping, Home Encyclopedia.

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13 thoughts on “Bubble and Squeak..

  1. drtanya@saltedcaramel

    I wholeheartedly agree with your views on reducing food waste.
    It is criminal to waste food in an age when children in some parts of the world still die of starvation .
    A vast amount of food is wasted at parties, weddings, and all you can eat buffets at restaurants.
    We need to develop a healthier attitude towards food waste.

    I love recycling left overs too, sometimes to the irritation of my family.
    I have sometimes added mashed cooked pasta to the recipe you just mentioned.

    Another good way to use leftover veg is at the base of a Spanish omelette.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      You are so correct…something needs to be done ….Mine don’t mind I was brought up to not waste food so they are used to it maybe they should do more in schools start when kids are young..Something needs to be done as it will just get worse and I am pleased to hear you do as I do and a frittata or spanish omellette is good with a nice fresh salad 🙂

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