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Bubble and Squeak

Prep Time:  30 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Servings: Depends on last                     night's leftovers.  

Ingredients for Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak, I bet some of you out there will say what is that, its sure doesn't sound like food.

Hi to all my fellow chefs here on the East Coast of Africa and around the world. Boy have I got a great recipe for all of you today, which is also Banting Dieter friendly.

The other night Lynnie and I had Roast chicken with Basmati rice, Roast potatoes, mix veggies and gravy.
When we had finished there was a fair amount of chicken and veggies over, I said to Lynnie,  not to worry about tomorrow's dinner as I will make one of my Moms favorite recipes which she used to do for my family when we were young.

Okey Dokey I'm going to take you thru the recipe I made the other night, using the left over roast chicken.

You will need :

  • A med size pot/ large frying pan.
  • Left over roast chicken skin removed and cut into bite sizes.
  • 1 Cup Basmati rice.(Banting dieters can use cauliflower rice)
  • 1 med size onion.
  • 1small pun net mushrooms(optional).
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste.
  • Left over veggies.
  • (check the vegetable tray in your fridge for half or quarter packets of  veggies you may have).
  • 2-3 Tbsp.of butter depending how much you cooking.
  • 3 Tbsp. Mr's Ball chutney.
  • 2 Tbsp.Worchester sauce.
  • 1 Tbsp. mild Sweet and sour chilli sauce.
  • 1 Tbsp. Tabasco sauce((for those who like it hot stuff).
  • Black pepper and salt to taste.
  • 2 eggs beaten (optional).  

     You can use the same method with fish, Any Roasted meat (lamb, Pork ) or just mixed veggies for this recipe I have tried most of them and still eager to try out more.Use your imagination!!


Okey Dokey now that we have all the ingredients to do this tantalizing meal it’s that time...... wait for it: 

                         "Time to Staaaart a Cooking."

  • Chop your onions.
  • Put1xTbsp.butter or yellow margarine into your pot/pan.
  • Add onions, mushrooms and garlic and fry until nice and translucent take care not to burn them. 
  • Next add your rice, veggies and chicken, stir well until combined.
  • Add Chutney, Worchester sauce and Chillie sauce.
  • Optional for those of us that enjoy a bite to our meal add Tabasco sauce to taste. 
  • Add the beaten eggs and continue stirring.
  • The bubble and Squeak should have a nice shine on it.
  • If too dry add 1Tbsp. melted butter and mix.

    P.S. if you have no rice left over from last night’s dinner, cook 1 cup of rice.

    Great you have just created a lovely low budget meal that will compete with any other dish for taste. 

Plating for Bubble and Squeak

 Below is a couple of option you can use to plating:

  • Serve with any salad of your choice.
  • Have as breakfast with sunny side up eggs on top,
  • Have it for your lunch or dinner.
  • Eat it just as it is.

Snippet from the History books

""Bubble and squeak is a traditional English dish made with the shallow-fried left over vegetables and roast dinner.

The first reference to the meal is from an apparently surprising source - Thomas Bridges'          "A burlesque translation of Homer' 1770.

"We therefore cooked him up a dish Of lean bull-beef, with cabbage fry'd, ... Bubble, they call this dish, and squeak."

The earliest known recipe was in in 1806. was by Mrs Runndell recipe called " A new System of Domestic Cookery"

Bubble and squeak was a popular dish during the Second World War, as it was an easy way of using leftovers during a period when most foods were subject to rationing.""