“Bubbles and Squeak” (essentially, leftover veggies!)

April 19th, 2012
bubbles and squeak

Bubbles and Squeak

One of the most delicious meals I had in London was a breakfast of eggs with “bubbles and squeak”. I initially imagined something somewhat repulsive, even though I was very intrigued by the name. I was reassured to learn it was eggs, served over a mix of cooked veggies, primarily cabbage. The idea behind it is that for breakfast, you use up any leftover vegetables from the typical British “Sunday Roast” lunch.  These were usually boiled cabbage surprisingly delicious with a peek or two of brussels sprouts and potatoes. Adding ham (or bacon) and eggs just rounded out the meal.


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup onion, finely chopped
  • Leftover vegetables (if you don’t have Sunday roast and ‘leftovers’, just lightly steam some! These could include potatoes, cabbage, carrots, peas, brussels sprouts or any combination thereof
  • Fried bacon pieces; slices of ham; fried eggs (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Melt the butter in a pan, add the chopped onion and fry on high heat until lightly browned
  • Add the veggies, lower heat and stir fry for about 10 mins
  • Pat the mixture down to make a flat ‘frittata’ type shape
  • Put on plate and top with ham/bacon/eggs

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