bubble and squeak

noun

Definition of bubble and squeak

: a British dish consisting of usually leftover potatoes, greens (such as cabbage), and sometimes meat fried together

Examples of bubble and squeak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So have roasted bone marrow, bubble and squeak, and one of the city’s most ambitious charcuterie programs. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, 20 Jan. 2022 With the oil, lightly coat 10-12 ramekins or other small crocks (or paper 10-12 cups of a muffin tin) and fill each with a portion of the bubble and squeak, lightly pressing down to flatten the tops. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, 26 Nov. 2019 In England, cabbage cooked with potatoes and other vegetables in bubble and squeak. NBC News, 16 Sep. 2019 For just under $100 per person, guests can attend a viewing and breakfast party that includes scones, teas and bubble and squeak, the traditional British breakfast of cabbage and potatoes. Fox News, 17 May 2018 The Fairmont Royal York also plans festivities for May 19 with a menu that includes classic British fare like bubble and squeak (cabbage and potatoes) and bangers (sausages) and eggs. Beth J. Harpaz, chicagotribune.com, 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of bubble and squeak

1752, in the meaning defined above

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“Bubble and squeak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bubble%20and%20squeak. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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