Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bubble and Squeak

Another Halloween themed recipe, although in another country, Great Britian to be exact, the title isn't anything spooky. As far as I can tell this dish is the equivalent to our goulash. You know every family has their own version but they all showcase most of the same items. I got the idea from Jenny Mac's LipSmack only not at all in the same way as hers.

I loved this dish for so many reasons but probably the biggest reason was that it uses mostly leftovers. Love it! But I also love that is came together so quickly and tasted so good. Infact I am eating a bowl as I type this today for lunch. The only way it could have been any better is if it had been a rainy cold evening.

Baby Cakes gives this recipe a 10 out of 10 and said I could make this anytime I want. Well he doesn't need to worry because I certainly plan on making this recipe time and time again. (Do I always say that?)

Bubble and Squeak

1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
6 slices bacon, chopped
3-4 cups mashed potatoes
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup frozen carrots
1 cup frozen brussel sprouts
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp hot sauce
sliced brisket, pre-cooked

In a pot over medium heat cook the bacon until lightly browned. Add in the onion and olive oil and cook until the onions are done.

Pour in 2 cups of chicken stock to deglaze the pan and then add the heavy cream and stir. Heat the liquids to a low simmer, add the mashed potatoes and stir until it becomes soupy. If needed add the additional 1/2 cup of chicken stock.

Add the carrots and brussel sprouts to the soup and heat through. Season with pepper and hot sauce (no need to salt due to the chicken stock and bacon). Once bubbling ladle into a serving bowl.

Heat the brisket however you would like to and float a few slices on top of the bowl of soup. Enjoy.

I would like to add that neither Baby Cakes or I had ever had brussel sprouts before last night. Baby Cakes said they are edible but he'd never ask for them and I say they are wonderful and how have I never had them before? Seriously?! Could it be that they are smothered in heavy cream and bacon fat? Who knows.

As you can tell from the recipe pictures and ingredient list this is basically a potato soup but it really is delish and would be a super cute Halloween supper.

Oh and lastly it certainly did bubble whilst cooking but I don't recall a squeak unless you count the sound of me after taking the first bite. Wink.

Boo Yum,

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