Bubble and squeak is essentially a leftovers dish. It is a traditional British dish designed to use up the leftover vegetables from a roast dinner. Sometimes leftover meat is added, other times it is just the vegetables. There are no hard and fast rules here. Your mashed and roasted vegetables are all fried together in a pan. Greens can be added as well. Just use what you have.
It is fantastic for breakfast and great for lunch, but really you could use it any time as long as you have the leftover veggies…
I especially like it for breakfast topped with a fried egg.
Eggs are an AIP Stage 2 reintroduction. If you are strict AIP, or in the elimination stage, you can still make this recipe… just do not top it with an egg. When reintroducing foods on the AIP, I recommend this guide.
For this bubble and squeak, I cooked some bacon in a cast-iron skillet, and used the fat that ran out of it to briefly cook a chopped onion to soften it slightly.
Then I chopped up some leftover roasted carrots and parsnips and threw them into the pan along with some leftover mashed rutabaga and spinach. I tossed it all together and left it to brown on the base, then tossed it some more. I repeated the tossing and browning a few times until it was all heated through with nice crusty, crispy bits and then served it with a fried egg on top.