BUBBLE AND SQUEAK!
(Also known as ‘strikers delight’ – but without the Chokos!)
Striker’s delight – from the days of the 1930’s depression and the 1949 coal strike. Yet a really nice meal for a hot breakfast if made properly. Here’s how:
- If you have some, cut up any sausages that may be leftover or even ‘new’. Thins are better, and/or bacon rashers and start to cook them slowly in the camp oven.
- Then take any or all of the cooked leftover vegetables from last night’s dinner and begin to add that to the cooking meat to re-heat it.
- Add a few drops of Worcestershire or tomato or BBQ sauce, and keep turning over the food in the oven.
- If you wish you can extend the food by adding any leftover or stale bread. Crumble it small as you can before dropping in. You can also use ‘packet’ breadcrumbs and/or finely crushed Weet Bix to thicken the mixture if too ‘thin’.
- If mixture is too dry, add some Mint sauce or your extra favourite sauce.
- Keep stirring with your spatula until it starts to ‘Bubble”. It is then ready to eat.
- With this dish, if you take care not to burn it, there will never be leftover or wasted food in your camp.
As an extra you can cut up about ? of a red capsicum and stir it in with the rest of the reheating vegies. Also, using some gravy powder mixed with water to make a thick ‘sauce’, pour it in too, but don’t make the final mixture too thin. Bubble and squeak is meant to be fairly dry. (That’s why it ‘bubbles’ and ‘squeaks’ when it is nearly cooked.)