If you’ve been like me—and countless other Singaporeans right now—and have been ordering plenty of your meals online, you’ll know that sometimes you realise that you’ve ordered a bit too much, in the heat of your hunger. The result is a fridge stacked with containers of food that threaten to go bad soon, and you only having a limited number of meals to finish them off.
This recipe is to rescue you from that predicament by allowing to throw in as many leftovers as you can imagine, and resulting in a brunch meal that’s sure to be filling and delicious. In my case, I had much too much fries, and so I decided to fry up a Leftover Fries Breakfast Hash.
I also took it upon myself to throw in some leftover rotisserie chicken and sausage as well, complete with a few spoonfuls of salsa just for extra heat. In just 15 minutes, or even less, you’ll have a complete meal and less waste in the bin!
- 2 cups of leftover fries, cut into bite-sized chunks
- 1 cup of shredded rotisserie chicken, shredded
- 1 sausage, cut into small chunks
- 2 eggs
- ½ yellow onion, sliced
- 1 clove of garlic, sliced
- 3 tbsp of salsa
- 2 pieces of processed cheese
- Chopping board
Preparation time: 3 minutes; Cooking time: 10 minutes
- Slice the yellow onion and garlic.
- Shred the rotisserie chicken, and cut the fries and sausage into small chunks.
- Heat a medium-size skillet, and add oil or butter before adding the onions and garlic. Allow them to get slightly browned and aromatic.
- Add in the chopped fries and get them slightly crispy.
- Add in all the shredded chicken and diced sausages, then mix everything well.
- Once everything is mixed well, add in 3 tablespoons of salsa and stir well.
- Finally, drape 2 slices of processed cheese over the dish and switch off the heat. Allow the residual heat to melt the cheese.
- In another small pan, fry 2 eggs, sunny-side up style. Place the eggs on top of the cooked hash.
Recipe (In Pictures)
Step 1: Slice the yellow onion and garlic.
Step 2: Shred the rotisserie chicken, then cut the fries and sausage into small chunks.
Step 3: Heat a medium-size skillet, and add oil or butter before adding the onions and garlic. Allow them to get slightly browned and aromatic.
Step 4: Add in the chopped fries and get them slightly crispy.
Step 5: Add in all the shredded chicken and sliced sausage, then mix everything well.
Step 6: Once everything is mixed well, add in 3 tablespoons of salsa and stir well.
Step 7: Finally, drape 2 slices of processed cheese and switch off the heat. Allow the residual heat to melt the cheese.
Step 8: In another small pan, fry the 2 eggs, sunny-side up style. Place the eggs on top of the cooked hash.
For a recipe so simple and straightforward, it really did pack a punch of flavour. The best part is you can choose your favourite type of salsa and cheese, so you know you’ll get the best version of hash to your liking. Mine was one with medium heat, so I didn’t feel the need to add anything else—not even salt or pepper!
I reckon this would be a great recipe for when you’re hungover as well or have simply no idea what to cook for yourself that day. Trust me, I know, sometimes having too many leftovers in the fridge can be an issue as well—truly #firstworldproblems. With that said, we should be lucky that we have so much food at our disposal that we can feed ourselves well.
So, instead of simply throwing away excess food, why not throw them into your pan and do a quick fry-up? Check out any of our other recipes if you’re inclined to cook up a storm in the kitchen.
Expected Damage: S$4 – S$6 per portion (feeds two pax)