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Bubble & squeak with a simple Greek-style salad

Erika and I wanted to watch the tennis last night so didn’t spend too much time either thinking about or making dinner. In the end we ran into the kitchen at the start of the third set and were back not too many minutes later, just as it started to get interesting.

Whilst I made some bubble and squeak with leftover cabbage and mash from Sunday night, Erika prepared a simple salad of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, diced cucumber, feta and croutons which she dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and oregano. We had the bubble and squeak and salad alongside a hard boiled egg, some sliced mature cheddar and plenty of crackers and rice cakes.

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Gammon, eggs and bubble and squeak

Making bubble & squeak is a tasty way of using up leftover vegetables. Unfortunately due to visiting the pub the night before we never had the meal which would have created said leftovers. So tonight we made some mashed potato and and cooked some savoy cabbage in preparation for dinner. The potato is required for the bubble and squeak but you don’t have to use just cabbage – leftover brussels sprouts, peas and carrots add to the flavour and texture.

Whilst the griddle was preheating for the gammon, we mixed the potato with the cabbage, added some salt and pepper then formed into cakes. Once in the pan they only take 10 minutes or so, turning halfway through. Meanwhile the gigantic piece of gammon was cooked on the griddle for 3 or 4 minutes on each side. Just before plating up I fried a couple of eggs to serve alongside (Erika had baked beans instead of gammon).

We had bubble & squeak because I was looking for something different to have with the gammon as I didn’t feel like mash and I’m not great at making chips or potato wedges. In the end it was a good combination: everything in the dish went well together – especially the runny egg yolk and the bubble and squeak.

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