Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bubble and Squeak

I love love love bubble and squeak. I love its name, its no rules approach to life and how very delicious it is. It's the anything goes side dish. You can put practically any veg in there so long as you keep the starchy potato to link everything together. I usually add brussel sprouts because i think they're just divine. The grocery store didn't have them today but it's no biggie- anything goes! I substituted with even more kale and presto! Traditionally, it is made with leftovers but i love it so much I make it from scratch.This is a beautiful side that goes so well with chicken, beef and sausages. I served it with turkey sausages and it was a hit!

2 large potatoes, cubed
3 carrots, large slice
2 cups kale
1/4 cup leeks, thinly sliced
1/2 tablespoon butter
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup (or more) cheddar cheese

Bring salted water to a boil in a large stock pot. Add potatoes and carrots. When nearly fork tender add kale. Remove kale after one minute and place in strainer. When potatoes and carrots are tender, strain. Squeeze the excess water from the kale and chop roughly. Melt butter and add olive oil to a large saute pan and add leeks. Sweat down until translucent and soft. Add potatoes, carrots and kale. Take a potato masher and mash everything down. Not too aggressively that it's mashed potatoes, you still want some chunks. Cook on medium heat making sure to scrape bits from the bottom, incorporating all the ingredients. Add salt and pepper. Taste if there's enough seasoning. Push everything down so it's relatively flat. Top with cheese and broil in the oven until cheese bubbles and melts.

Tip: I cooked this in the pan I cooked the sausage in to give it extra flavour. You can do this if you cooked chicken or beef.

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