| Bubble and Squeak
|Left-over mashed potatoes
Left-over cooked cabbage (green or red)
Pinch of salt
Ground black pepper
2 tbsp butter
| Why bother making junk food?
|. Mix the potato and cabbage together in a large mixing bowl
(You may substitute almost any vegetable for the cabbage, but cabbage is traditional)
. Melt the butter in a heavy fry pan and add the potato mixture, pressing it down firmly
with a spatula. Or you can make individual ''cakes'' for each person's plate.
. Cook until nicely browned underneath, flip over and brown the other side
.(Use vegetables such as peas, beans, carrots, turnips, asparagus, parsnips, leeks, etc.)
|Baked Stuffed Potatoes
|4 large baking potatoes (one for each person)
1/2 cup grated cheese (Cheddar)
1 tsp onion for each onion - finely chopped
2 tbsp butter
splash of milk
pepper to taste
| I also make mine without cheese.
Lots of butter and a mound of sour
cream does it for me. Chives,
onions, bacon is nice, too!
Now lets eat!
|. Wash the potatoes well and then dry. With a fork, prick holes in the potato skin and
then rub the skins with a bit of salt to make them nice and crispy in the oven
. Bake on the top rack of a 400 degree oven for about one hour
. Remove from oven (they are HOT) and cut in half lengthwise
. Scoop out the potatoes with a spoon into a bowl, leaving the skin intact like a boat.
. Mash the potato lightly and add most of the cheese. Reserve some for the topping.
Mix in the onion, butter, a splash of milk and salt and pepper. Mix well!
. Spoon the mixture back into the skins and top off with the reserved cheese.
. Place under the broiler until cheese is melted and bubbling and turning golden.
|An excellent dish that can use up left-over potatoes and ''greens''.
Delicious when served with grilled sausage and bacon at breakfast.
Over-easy eggs and fried green tomatoes, too.
| It used to be said that the British
only had three vegetables...and
two of them were cabbage!
| Me mum was British and her cooking
was always second to none!