The name for this British dish means "mixed together" - rumbled, and "bashed together" - thumped. This is a meatless main course but can also be served as a vegetable dish along with meat.
- Slice the potatoes thickly and boil in salted water.
- Once cooked, drain and mash.
- Slice the cabbage and steam or boil gently in salted water, do not over cook!
- Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed pan and cook the onions or leeks.
- Once they are all completely soft, add the cooked potatoes and cabbage.
- Add a little cream, season to taste and beat together.
- Place the mixture in an oven safe dish, cover with shredded sharp cheddar cheese and place under a hot broiler to brown.
- Garnish with chives and serve.
WOW something so simple. The guys just loved it. I didn't beat the potatoes at the end; I used my masher real good though, topped with sharp chedder yummy. We had Roast Pork, Sliced tomatoes with basil dressing with these and for dessert we had apple crisp.
I think I took the rumbled out of the thump... I sauteed the onion, added the cabbage to the pan after microwaving for 3 minutes, and put the mix on the bottom of the casserole dish. Then I topped this with the mashed potatoes and cheese, a la a veggie shepherd's pie. And it turned out very well! A nice combo of flavors.
Kale is a lot tastier with butter, potatoes, and cheese! I used less than the recommended amount of butter and I still thought this was a bit greasy.