I promised Lucy, who commented on the recent cookbook post, that I would tell you more about Bubble and Squeak. Just in case you want to know, none of the fictional characters in Blue Thread ate Bubble and Squeak except for Mrs. Jenkins when she was not cooking for the Josefsohn family. (I can’t speak for the real people who populate the book.) Mrs. Jenkins didn’t rely on a recipe, since she used leftovers. But if she were using a recipe, it would likely resemble this one:
There are dozens of variations on Bubble and Squeak. Many now don’t include meat, and most include sliced or mashed potatoes. Notice the typo in the recipe? Kinda sweet, especially to onion lovers.
Bubble and Squeak. Now you know.