Saturday, November 15, 2008
Bubble and squeak
Hmmm, what do we have for dinner...
cabbage and onions from our garden
bacon from our pigs
last week's mashed potato from the fridge but originally the garden
our own eggs
In a cast-iron skillet, using deep green olive oil, fry onions covered until translucent, add cabbage and cover and steam for 10 minutes, add mashed potato and cook until crisp in places. Au gratin, or as my college buddy Rab always said, meaning "with burned scrapings." That's for the first day. Save some. It's better the next day.
The second day, cut the bacon up to one-inch pieces and fry up until crisp. Add yesterday's bubble and squeak until hot, then serve. With eggs over easy if you can.
But, if you can at all help it, don't get chased by your wife around the kitchen.
(What for? For leaving the kitchen stool in her way, that's what for. How unjust. The stool, meanwhile, was sent to the porch.)