This is another recipe that I saved from the 1980’s cooking show “The Frugal Gourmet”. I think his name was Jeff Smith. I don’t think he was held in high regard by the “foodies” of the time, but I enjoyed it. This recipe is an un-retouched copy of the original.
If you compare this recipe to my Colcannon recipe you will see it’s very similar. I think this is just an English version of the classic Irish dish. Supposedly the bubble comes from the cabbage being boiled nad blanched and the squeak from the frying in the pan.
- 3 potatoes boiled with skins on, rough mashed
- 4 cups chopped Cabbage, blanched and well-drained
- 1 medium Onion, chopped
- a bit grated Zucchini
- 3 slices Bacon, browned and crumbled. (Reserve some of the fat in the frying pan)
- 1/2 cup cooked Ham, diced
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Put all ingredients in a large bowl and mix with your hands. Pack down into a cast iron frying pan with the bacon drippings in it. Cook until toasted brown. Time depends on the burner setting about 15 to 20 minutes.