This is a childhood favourite of mine and a great way to use up leftover vegetables. Don’t be put off by the rather strange name – it doesn’t often live up to it!
If you over-cater on the cooked veg this is a very tasty and warming way to dish them up the next day. The bedrock is mashed potato and then it is most often done with cabbage as the second ingredient – but you can fling in whatever is going.
- Mix your leftover mash in a bowl with the cabbage, or other vegs and add seasoning to taste.
- Heat some oil in a frying pan (it used to be lard but I am afraid I never have that in the house) and put the potato-cabbage mix in, flattening it against the base of the pan.
- The mixture may start to bubble and squeak – but all you have to do is give it time to go brown on the underside, before flipping it over. Aim to get a nice brown crust on it.
You can serve this like a hash brown with a cooked breakfast, or have it for lunch with some cold meat (maybe left over from the joint?) and pickle or brown sauce. There’s nowt like it!