There are not many kids who like cabbage. I know I have childhood memories of being fed it and hated the stuff, but now in adulthood I actually love it, so I was eager to make my kids like it too. My littliest one seems to be following in my footsteps so far and likes it too, but my youngest is not impressed, but then that isn’t surprising as he thinks all green vegetables are “gross” (his words). So I wanted to come up with a recipe, where it wasn’t so identifiable. This recipe does just that. He actually ate it and didn’t complain. It would even work with some melted cheese on top, but for this I served it just as it is – a great side dish to many meals.
Bubble and Squeak Bake
serves 4 (2 adults and 2 kids)
- 400g of potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1/2 head of a small cabbage, roughly chopped
- 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- black pepper
- 2 eggs, beaten
Add the potatoes and cabbage to a large saucepan of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer on low, covered until potatoes and cabbage are softened.
Drain water, and place back on heat for about 30 secs or so, just to dry out any remaining liquid.
Preheat oven to 200c of 400f (gas mark 6)
Remove from heat, add butter and a bit of black pepper and mash roughly. Allow to cool.
Mix in the two eggs and add to a greased oven proof dish.
Smooth all over, place in the oven and bake for about 30 mins until golden.
You can then slice and serve as you wish.
For variation, you can top with cheese, add some onion or spices.