Rumbledethumps combines potatoes and cabbage and other optional additions to make a hearty vegetable side dish, or a rib-sticking meal in its own right.
Main Dish, Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
Cabbage, Potato, Scallion, Turnip
peeled and quartered;
of the Swede/Rutabaga type, peeled and cut into large dice;
of a small Cabbage
rasher of Bacon
sliced into thin matchsticks;
plus extra for serving;
– 4 Tbsp. Heavy Cream
Salt and freshly-ground Pepper.
Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and add the turnip and potato chunks, Simmer vigorously until both vegetables are soft enough to mash.
Sauté the bacon pieces in fat until just starting to brown, then add the cabbage, tossing to coat it with fat, and cook until tender.
When the root vegetables are done, drain and return to the pot. Mash well, adding the butter and the cream (if using). Season the blend with the salt and pepper.
Fold in the cabbage mixture and the scallions and then transfer everything to a platter or bowl for service, topping with a little extra butter if desired.