Boiled potatoes and fried cabbage come together to form a great side dish or main ingredient in this Bubble & Squeak. Round out the meal with ham steaks, fried eggs and Hollandaise Sauce on the top.
Binge watching cooking shows on the weekend paid off big time. I mean look how good this recipe that was made on Food Paradise! The Chef made a classic dish, Bubble and Squeak, then added ham, eggs and one of my favorites…Hollandaise Sauce.
What beer pairs well with Bubble & Squeak?
The beer: Guinness, of course.
Would you like an alternative, local Irish beer? Short’s Brewing Uncle Steve’s Traditional Irish Style Stout.
Try my Irish Stout Cake made with Uncle Steve’s for a St. Patrick’s Day dessert.
What movie pairs well with a St. Patrick’s Day themed dinner?
For Mitten Movie Night why not just sit back and relax? Play some music, talk with each other and enjoy the fact that Spring is just about here.
But if you must watch something check out this article for some great recommendations—> 15 Best Movies to Watch for St. Patrick’s Day
For this classic dish, it’s a basic combination of cabbage and potatoes. I made this in two pots-a larger pot then a deep skillet.
How to make Bubble & Squeak:
Clean, peel and chop potatoes then add to water. Boil for 20 minutes until tender then drain.
Tips for making Bubble & Squeak:
- Previously, I chopped the cabbage for this recipe but felt like it was too chunky to form good patties. I updated the recipe and shredded the cabbage in the food processor.
- When forming the patties I let them chill in the freezer to firm them up, a step I didn’t do last time – even if you put them in the freezer for 10 minutes they will work much better for frying.
You will only need half of this, I made some coleslaw with the remaining half, yum!
To a food processor add the cabbage, onion and garlic and pulse until they are in small pieces.
Soften 1 Tbs butter in the pan the potatoes were cooked in. To the pot that the potatoes were cooked in sautee the cabbage mixture for 4-5 minutes.
Add the potatoes back into the pan plus the milk, butter, salt and pepper to taste, and parsley flakes. Using a potato masher smash everything together.
Take a cookie sheet and add parchment paper. Scoop out 8 patties then put them into the freezer for up to an hour. This step makes it SO MUCH EASIER to fry the patties.
Once they have cooled set up the staging area. In 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. Take the 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 4-5 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.
Need some more St. Patrick’s Day recipes?
- Check out these Unique St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
And here you are…..
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
Originally published in February of 2017. Updated photos & recipe March of 2019.
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