Bubble and Squeak – Traditional English dish

My mom and I decided to start some travel food posts Many years ago my mother traveled around Europe and loved it. We both have a love for food and for traveling and because I love to cook my mom is always encouraging me to try and create new dishes or to try dishes I have not made or had before.While the first few dishes are going to be simple and easy one’s because my mom had a very limited budget but always we needed to look at what was on special. We were able to get 7kgs of potato for really cheap at the pick n pay which is our local supermarket.

The first country we decided to start with is England.This country is very dear to us as we have lots of family there some of which we have not met yet and some we have.

So welcome today to our first travel food blog. When my mom went to England she was eighteen years old and she went with her older sister. They were blessed with a trip oversees by my grandfather as they had not had an opportunity to travel as much as there brothers had. They decided to do a contiki tour which started in London and ended in Athens. At the time my mom was Three months pregnant with me.They spent about a month traveling.

We have decided to do the following dishes because they are traditional dishes in England.

Bubble and Squeak

Fish and Chips

Bangers and Mash

A pie dish

Bread and butter pudding

Yorkshire pudding

Malva pudding

The dish we decided to do first is Bubble and Squeak. It is traditionally a leftovers dish were you can just throw all remaining cooked vegetables from a roast together. This bubble and squeak you can make from scratch.The main ingredients in bubble and squeak are potatoes and cabbage but you can add any other vegetable

Bubble and Squeak Recipe

Ingredients

500g chopped and peeled potatoes

Cabbage

Cheese

Vegetable oil

Chopped vegetables

Two tablespoons butter

Method 

Cook the potatoes in boiling water until soft. Once it is done put it in the mixing bowl with the butter, cabbage, vegetables  and cheese then mash until smooth. Once mashed shape them in flat circles until all are finished. Heat oil in a frying pan and add as many as much bubble and squeek as you can. Then turn every five minutes until golden brown. Once done serve as a side dish.

Puff Pastry pies with cabbage

One of the new things we like to do is make our own pies and each week we try new fillings. Last week we made the puff pastry pies with cabbage.We got the recipe from an app called unsweet baking recipes.

Ingredients
400g Cabbage
150g Onions
Salt to taste
500g Dough

Cooking time 30 minutes

Preparation

1. Mince the onion
2. Shred the cabbage
3. Fry the onion in vegetable oil
4. Add the cabbage and broil until cabbage is tender
5. Roll out the dough, cut into squares and put the stuffing in
6. Blind pie
7. Lay a baking tray with baking paper or grease it.
8. Place in a preheated oven at 180 degrees and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or golden brown.

We no longer buy store bought pies. We have come really addicted to making our own and coming up with new ideas.

One of the things we do to make the cooking go quicker is too buy already chopped ingredients e.g onion,

We will definitely have this one again.