|Bubble & Squeak with Big Beefy Tomato Salad|
Initially I thought this would be cooked like a giant pancake or frittata (cook one side - turn - cook the second side until done) but that's not the case at all since it requires a little more attention than that, at least at the start. The potatoes, vegetables and fresh herbs are pressed into a hot pan, mashed slightly, and cooked until the bottom is browned; the mixture is then flipped, a section at a time, and browned again. This is repeated until the flavourful caramelized bits are mixed throughout before it's finally cooked like a pancake.
Even with all of the handling, the texture was quite light and almost fluffy, and the flavour was amazing; you would never guess that it was made from leftover cooked vegetables. This is traditionally served as part of a large breakfast but with a side of Big Beefy Tomato Salad, chunks of garden fresh beefsteak tomatoes simply dressed with a garlicky red wine vinegar vinaigrette, (a recipe from the same book), it was a delicious lunch.
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