Food - Drink
Rumbledethumps: Scotland's Whimsical Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
By ERICA MARTINEZ
Leftover mashed potatoes are often plentiful in fridges across the world around the holidays, which can easily be reheated or transformed into many new things. This includes Rumbledethumps, a baked Scottish leftover mashed potato dish that was inspired by dishes from England and Ireland.
Rumbledethumps comes from the Scottish regions near the English border and is made from leftover mashed potato combined with cabbage or kale. Many recipes also call for swede or turnips and is flavored with butter, onions, salt, and pepper, creating a dish that’s fluffy, cheesy, sharp, and delicious.
To make your own Rumbledethumps at home, slice a small head of cabbage and boil it for about 10 minutes, then drain it and add butter. Mix the cabbage with leftover mashed potatoes from your fridge and spread the mixture in a baking dish, sprinkle with cheese, and bake until golden brown.