Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bubble 'n' Squeak

This is my St. Patrick's Day alternative to corned beef and cabbage. It's actually an English dish that's made using leftovers, mainly potatoes and cabbage. The name comes from the sound it makes while cooking. I love cooked cabbage with bacon, the added potatoes and ham make it an all-in-one meal.

Bubble N' Squeak
1/2 medium head cabbage, sliced
3 slices bacon, diced
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
1 cup cubed cooked ham
1 TBSP butter
3 cups potatoes - baked, cooled and thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

1. In a medium saucepan, cook cabbage in a small amount of water for about 5 minutes, or until tender. Drain, and set aside.
2. In a skillet, cook bacon and onion until onion is soft and bacon is cooked.
3. Add ham, and cook until heated through. Add butter, then mix in the cooked cabbage and potatoes. Season with paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook until browned on bottom, turn, and brown again.