Monday, 2 March 2009

Bubble and Squeak in a tin

This looked novel so I had to buy it. Bubble and Squeak in a tin. Diced potatoes, onion, savoy cabbage and spinach it proudly announces on the tin.

Uncooked be prepared for the smell. It's a bit like decomposing armpits. Also admire the thin layer of fat that make the potatoes look like little amber jewels if amber was a bit more opaque.

While cooking: The instructions say to fry on a high heat for 3 to 5 minutes and them fry on medium for 10 minutes or when the potatoes brown. I fried it as hot as I could in the hope that the potatoes got that crunchy skin on them. And after a good 15 minutes I'm pleased to say they did. I thought it best to convert that oily plastic sheen into something fried and crunchy so I could pretend it didn't start life in a tin.

Eating: It's actually alright. If you cook it long enough it does resemble fried two day old roast potatoes. There's not enough cabbage or spinach to really give it that bubble and squeak flavour though. The main flavour is grease but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Grease is a flavour after all as much as we pretend we don't like it and say it's bad for us it's the second best flavour after salt.

1 comment:

  1. I like this with meat left over from SUnday roast, but does anyone know where one can buy it as Sainsburys no longer stock it.