Love Food, Hate Waste, Leftover Legends aka Bubble and Squeak Lamb Hash

Love Food, Hate Waste,

Leftover Legends 

aka 

Bubble and Squeak Lamb Hash

This is not really a recipe as such, just a leftovers idea, or a leftover legend as my husband calls them, as he’s surprised that anyone can remember the original meal that the leftovers originated from! Cheeky devil….but he is right, sometimes I use leftovers for a quick meal culminating from several recent dishes. This one however is from one meal only and I realise I am putting the horse before the cart here, as I have not shared the original recipe yet which was glazed roast lamb and quinces served with lemon button sprouts, carrots and classic roast potatoes, but I have uploaded the photos for this dish first and the roast recipe will follow later…. 

Day one of the aforementioned roast lamb was at the weekend and a classic Sunday dinner, day two was lamb sandwiches for lunch and that left day three with a portion and a half of lamb, a handful of sprouts and carrots plus five lonely roast spuds. I could have done the bubble and squeak separately, but I was in the midst of a flurry and frenzy of frenetic jamming and jellying, so it was all thrown into a wok (artfully and tastefully of course) with a knob of butter for some deep heat treatment, or a fry up as my cheeky husband said. (He’ll get a clip around the ear one day!)

 

A good grinding of black pepper and a hunk of freshly baked bread completed the rustic picture that you see here ~ eh voila, Bubble and Squeak Lamb Hash, a new “Love Food Hate Waste” recipe and one that got me out of jail free, as I had forgotten what the time was and had the hungry hoards (can ONE man be a hoard?) circling the table in a predatory manner……a simple supper sorted. I will post the recipe idea, such as it is, here, but it really is a raid the fridge and chuck it in a pan kind of recipe ~ often the best in my very humble opinion. 

This would also work with bits and pieces of cold roast beef and if the leftovers cupboard was missing the vital meat component, than a tin of corned beef would also do the trick. A smidgen of mustard completes the picture and what could be simpler for a home-made (assembled) fast food supper or lunch. See you later when I have the last of my quince recipes as well as some more bottled food gifts to share, and also a roast dinner or two.

Karen


Bubble and Squeak

Lamb Hash

(Serves 2)


Ingredients:

cold cooked lamb, about 100g (4ozs), cut into small pieces

5 or 6 cold roast potatoes, cut into small chunks

cooked sprouts, (about a dozen) cut in half

cooked carrots, (about 4 – 6 large carrots) cut into small pieces if large

25g butter

salt and black pepper, to taste


Method:


Heat the butter in a wok or large frying pan and then add the potatoes, sprouts and carrots ~ fry over a medium heat until they just start to brown.

Add the lamb and increase the heat, stirring all the time to stop the vegetables catching, continue to cook for about 5 minutes, pressing down in the hash with a spatula until the hash is sizzling hot and golden brown.


Season with fresh black pepper and salt if required, serve immediately with bread and mustard.


 

Comments

  1. Misty says

    I just adore your blog! This is a yummy recipe and although I don't eat lamb… would replace with left over pork. Delish!

  2. Marie says

    You just can't beat a good hash Karen. We eat it often in one form or another! It's a great money saver and food budget stretcher! Yours looks fabulously delicious!

  3. MeLikeyUK says

    An ultra comforting dish Karen – with a great theme behind it. Food waste is something that makes me wince so it's great to see leftovers being used in such a creative and tasty dish.

  4. Karen S Booth says

    MeLikeyUK ~ thanks! Yes, I abhor waste in any shape or form especially when so much of the world is experiencing drought and famine….

  5. Laura@howtocookgoodfood says

    Perfect recipe as I am also fanatical about waste, there's just no excuse. Especially with a dish like this in which to put all those leftovers into!

  6. Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says

    it looks mouthwateringly good! Love bubble and squeak – and with the lamb – I should think it was even better than the first day's roast lamb!
    Mary x

  7. Lauren says

    I love leftover recipes for cooked meats that aren't just putting in in a salad or on a sandwich. I'll have to try this the next time we have lamb!

  8. Neesie Natters says

    We used to have Bubble and Squeak often when I was a child. The name used to make me giggle, so I was a fan from the start even before tasting.
    It's the perfect way to use up all the left over's from a roast dinner….if you have any left over that is.
    I'd forgotten about this idea so thanks for bringing back wonderful foodie memories Karen :D

  9. Neesie Natters says

    We used to have Bubble and Squeak often when I was a child. The name used to make me giggle, so I was a fan from the start even before tasting.
    It's the perfect way to use up all the left over's from a roast dinner….if you have any left over that is.
    I'd forgotten about this idea so thanks for bringing back wonderful foodie memories Karen :D

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