Bubble and squeak
(sometimes just called bubble
) is a traditional English
dish made with the shallow-fried leftover
vegetables from a roast dinner
. The chief ingredients are potato
, but carrots
, brussels sprouts
, and other vegetables can be added. It is traditionally served with cold meat from the Sunday roast
, and pickles. Traditionally, the meat was added to the bubble and squeak itself, although nowadays the vegetarian version is more common. The cold chopped vegetables (and cold chopped meat if used) are fried in a pan together with mashed potato until the mixture is well-cooked and brown on the sides.
There are various theories as to the origin of its name, one of them being that it is a description of the action and sound made during the cooking process. The name bubble and squeak is used throughout the United Kingdom — it is also Cockney rhyming slang for "Greek". In parts of the country the dish may be referred to as bubble and scrape or fry up.
Prepared frozen and tinned versions are available.