In honor of St. Patrick’s and my Irish heritage, here’s my version of Bubble and Squeak. It feature two favorite ingredients of the Irish–potatoes and cabbage. I make this dish several times a year. It comes together pretty fast, and it is a wonderful comfort food on a cold winter night.
BUBBLE AND SQUEAK
First, dice two potatoes and one sweet potato, place in pan with a bit of water and bring to a boil Add a bay leaf and a teaspoon of veggie bullion. In the meantime, while the potatoes are simmering, finely slice about a half head of green cabbage and saute with some olive oil in a pan. Add about a quarter of a green bell pepper, and a quarter of a red onion, and a clove or two of freshly minced garlic. Add to the cabbage. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. While the two pots are cooking, oil a casserole dish. When the potatoes are tender, mash them and add salt, pepper and margarine to taste.
Now put the mashed potatoes in the oiled casserole dish. Add the cabbage mix and smooth flat. Now sprinkle about one half cup of Panko, or bread crumbs over the top. and spray with cooking oil, or dot with margarine. Cover the dish with tin foil and place in oven. Bake for 30 minutes, Remove tin foil and bake another 10 minutes or until brown,
It’s ready! Time to dig in and enjoy!