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Rumbledethump - My Way

Friday, 23 January 2009

Rumbledethump is a traditional Scottish dish which involves the mixing of potatoes, cabbage, onions, then topped with cheese and baked till browned. This is normally served with meat or ate as a meal on its own. I happened to have all ingredients needed for rumbledethump and a lot of leftover meat from 8-hr Braised Pork, so I decided to combine the ingredients and make an all-in-one dish. I didn't want a cheesy crust, so I placed cheese in between the meat and rumbledethump. The cheesy surprise was amazing. The cheese melted onto the meat and was really delicious with the rumbledethump.

rumbledethump 5


  • Leftover meat from 8-hr Braised Pork - shredded
  • Leftover sauce from 8-hr Braised Pork or stock - just enough to keep the meat moist but not drown the meat
  • Mature Cheddar - grated
For rumbledethump:

  • 550g Potatoes - roughly diced
  • 1 head Savoy Cabbage - shredded
  • 1 large Onion - sliced
  • 4 shallots - sliced
  • 1 stalk Spring Onion - diced
  • 1 bunch (~15g) Chives - diced
  • 2 tbs Creme Fraiche
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper


  • In a casserole dish, place a layer of shredded meat.
  • Pour sauce over meat.
  • rumbledethump 1
  • Sprinkle cheese on meat.

rumbledethump 2

For Rumbledethump:

  • Place onion and shallots in a pan with a bit of oil, salt and brown sugar. Leave to caramelise at low heat.
  • Boil potatoes until soft and mash evenly.
  • In a pot, fry cabbage with a bit of butter until wilted.
  • Mix together potatoes, caramelised onions and shallots, cabbage, spring onions, chives and creme fraiche.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spread potato mixture onto meat.
rumbledethump 3

  • Bake at 180°C until a crust is formed (~30 mins).
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23 oink oinks...:

RecipeGirl said...

I'd make it just for the name- love it! How do they come up w/ this stuff? Looks like a lovely meal :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Oh, this is too cool! You know my brother-in-law who is a professional chef down in Florida is originally from Scottland. Next time he visits, I'll make this for him as a surprise! It looks delicious!

Pam said...

I love making new meals from leftovers. This looks delicious.

Grace said...

i knew there was a reason i adored scotland (other than the awesome accents of its natives)--this is incredible! your photos are beautiful, and do the tasty dish justice. :)

Elra said...

Okay, this sounds so delicious. My mouth utterly water just to look at the photos. I am in serious temptation on trying it myself, but don't have the "oink oink", so I might have to substitute it with something else.

Pierce said...

That looks amazing. I am going to add you to my blogroll, if you don't mind, because your site has wonderful recipes.

The converter thingee on your site is also very cool and I really needed, I have borrowed your idea.

Tina Marie

Natashya said...

Hee hee, you just like to say Rumbledethump!
It looks like a pulled pork bubble and squeak (also fun to say) Delish!

doggybloggy said...

this looks really tasty....

noble pig said...

The name is awesome. Very nice dish to eat asw ell.

duodishes said...

Eating something you can't pronounce is a great way to do dinner. And it has almost all the food groups in one! Talk about comfort food.

pigpigscorner said...

RecipeGirl: It was a very satisfying meal, thanks! Such a cute name isn't it.

5 Star Foodie: Thanks =) I'm sure he misses that dish and would be surprised.

Pam: I love making dishes from leftovers too, the possibilities are endless!

Grace: Thanks..their deep-fried stuff too =)

Elra: Thanks! You can substitute with whatever meat you want. I'm thinking about sausages with rumbledethump now...yummy.

Tina Marie:Sure, thanks =) Yeap, the converter is really useful, I use it all the time.

Natashya:Yeap! I kept repeating the word in my head when I was making it, even now! Rumbledethump....rumbledethump....rumbledethump...

doggybloggy:Thanks =)

noble pig: I love the name! You just can't say enough of it =P

duodishes: I agree!

Sandie said...

This looks 100% delicious. Never heard of rumbledthump before---consider me enlightened!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Oh wow, baked mashed potato! Does life get any better? Oh yes adding that pork to it. I'm now craving this for my breakfast :)

Su-Lin said...

What a brilliant way to use up leftovers! I'm craving meat and potatoes now!

Bunny said...

I love this, your brilliant!

Kevin said...

This is the first that I have heard of Rumbledethump and it sounds good! Nice way to enjoy that leftover pork.

pigpigscorner said...

Sandie: Thanks! It's very delicious esp with the leftovers!

Lorraine: I love baked mash! The crust is always yummy to eat!

Su-Lin: Thanks! Goes really well with the mash!

Bunny: Thanks!

Kevin: Yeap the name is cute and it tastes great!

Maggie said...

What a great combination! I love the idea of baking it with the pork.

pigpigscorner said...

Thanks! It's a really tasty combination!

Wild Boar said...

I really enjoyed eating this dish. Tasty and filling, a real heart-warmer of a dish. Also fairly easy to do since all the ingredients go into 1 casserole dish into the oven.

_ts of [eatingclub] vancouver said...

That's the best dish name ever, LOL.

KC said...

I love the name. It was hard to guess from the name what the dish is. Your version did justice to the fabulous name. I have this recipe bookmarked.

pigpigscorner said...

I love the name too, I hope you will enjoy it too!

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