Over the holidays the boys and I were SUPER sick. Like almost 3 weeks of misery sick. Good thing we recovered 100% and for me I didn’t lose my appetite so I binge watched Food Paradise episodes and took notes on some of the recipes I saw. So for tonight’s Mitten Movie Night I am making one that was featured, Bubble & Squeak. I loved the way that the Chef made this dish so I couldn’t wait to try it for myself and I most certainly wasn’t disappointed.
Tonight we are drinking some Kolsch 45 from Short’s Brewing. Short’s has great beer! I paired one of my sites most popular recipes, Jerk Chicken Sandwiches, with their Bellaire Brown. For our entertainment as I discussed in my last Mitten Movie Night we are in the middle of a few series and finally getting through the last episodes of Bates Motel. I really felt like last season had me a little **blah** about where the show was going but it’s really taken a turn for the better and has me newly interested in it. Okay, so now on to this recipe.
For this classic English dish it’s a basic combination of cabbage and potatoes. I made this in two pots-a larger pot then a deep skillet. Clean, peel and chop potatoes then add to water. Boil for 20 minutes until tender then drain. While the potatoes are boiling divide the head of cabbage. You will only need half of this, I made some coleslaw with the remaining half, yum! Chop the cabbage and onion into small pieces then soften with 1 Tbs butter in another pan. To the pot that the potatoes were cooked in add them back into the pan and then add the cabbage. Using a potato smasher smash them together.
Once well combined set up the staging area for frying. Into 3 separate containers crack 2 eggs, 1/2 cup flour with salt and pepper to taste then 1/2 cup breadcrumbs. Bring 1/2 cup oil to frying to med/high heat for frying. Form potatoes and cabbage into patties, flip on both sides into the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs. Add to oil in the pan frying on each side for 2-3 minutes. Crispy!! Remove and add to a plate with a paper towel.
The Chef on the show served the patties with poached eggs, ham steaks and Hollandaise Sauce, the sauce is what sold me on making this for sure. Eggs Benedict is what I order whenever I go out if it’s on the menu. While I’ve tried to make the sauce many, many times at home with a 100% fail rate I quickly realized there was a better alternative. The best part is it isn’t too buttery, cook the eggs I add or have a bitter lemon taste. Win! That alternative is this—>
Prepare the sauce as recommended on the package. Then all that’s left to do is to cook the eggs which can be fried or poached. Heat the ham steaks. Prepare on a plate and drizzle with the sauce. And here you are…..
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
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