A Leftovers Legend!
Today’s recipe for Bubble and Squeak with Peppadew Peppers is a Leftovers Legend! Bubble and Squeak is a British institution and is never more popular than on Boxing Day and after any other big celebratory meals, as well as Sunday lunch. Basically, for those of you who don’t know, it’s a pan-fried hash of sorts, usually vegetarian, made with potatoes, cabbage, sprouts, carrots and any other leftover vegetables. Most nations have a similar recipe for using leftover veggies, but I always think that the British version has a rather quirky and endearing name!
Today’s version is part of my Peppadew Peppers recipe folder of piquant recipes, and is exactly the same as a traditional Bubble and Squeak, but with the added ingredients of Peppadew Peppers. Mashed Potatoes, Carrots and Cabbage were pan-fried with chopped Peppadew peppers to create a fabulous brunch-cum-light-lunch meal, and all that was needed to accompany this colourful “twice laid” plate of deliciousness was some crusty bread. Obviously, crispy bacon, fried eggs and even a grilled sausage or two would have been just the job for this easy to cook and frugal dish, especially for a late weekend brunch or breakfast.
As part of my creative collaboration with Peppadew Peppers, I have created the following recipes, some have been shared already on Lavender and Lovage, and some are to come very soon……….
Ham and Egg Peppadew Pepper Cups
For Salad Days:
Kale and Peppadew Pepper Salad with a Creamy Dressing and Hazelnuts
For Buffets and Afternoon Tea:
Mini Cheese Scones with Peppadew Pepper Spread
For Family Suppers:
The recipe idea for today’s Bubble and Squeak with Peppadew Peppers is shared below, and if you have any odds and ends of cheese lurking in the fridge, then that would also be a great addition to this recipe – my mum makes a wonderful cheesy bubble and squeak every Boxing day, with melted Cheshire cheese. Keep popping back for all my new recipes with Peppadew Peppers, as well as lost of new Traveller’s Tales, as well as several Culinary Stories from Sea and River Cruises. Karen
Disclaimer: Commissioned recipe development with Peppadew Peppers UK. This recipe uses Peppadew™ Roasted Red Peppers.
- Panackelty, from North East England
- Rumbledethumps, stovies and clapshot from Scotland
- Colcannon, from Ireland
- Stoemp from Belgium
- Calentado, from Colombia
- Biksemad, from Denmark
- Bauernfrühstück, from Germany and Austria
- Stamppot, from the Netherlands
- Roupa Velha (Portuguese for “old clothes”), from Portugal, often made from leftovers from Cozido à Portuguesa
- Ropa Vieja (Spanish for “old clothes”), from Spain, often made from leftovers of Cocido
- Trinxat, from the La Cerdanya region of Catalonia, northeast Spain and Andorra
- Pyttipanna, Pyttipanne & Pyttipannu (Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish for “small pieces in pan”) from Sweden, Norway and Finland
- Hash, from the United States
- Country Cottage Comfort Food: Nanny’s Pan Haggerty