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Leftover Cottage Roll Hash

Cottage Roll, a beloved Canadian favorite that’s found mostly in Ontario, is a terrific meal of meat and potatoes, and often cabbage. But what do you do with your meaty leftovers? Leftover Cottage Roll Hash is an easy and tasty way to repurpose those leftovers, and before long, you’ll have a hearty breakfast, brunch, or even dinner to enjoy.

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I looove cottage roll, but this really is one of those, if you know, you know, kinds of regional specialties. The question here isn’t how to cook your cottage roll, but rather, what do you do with leftover cottage roll – if you have any!

What is Cottage Roll?

Before we get into the hash itself, let’s talk about its star ingredient: cottage roll. This is a type of pork that’s been brined and then boiled, known for its savory flavor and tender texture. You can buy this in just about any grocery store in Ontario, and it’s a meaty wonder that benefits from slow cooking in liquid. And if you have leftovers? Turn them into leftover Cottage Roll Hash!

A topdown image of leftover cottage roll  hash in a white bowl.

What you’ll love about Leftover Cottage Roll Hash


  • This is a crazy easy dish that you can make with leftover potatoes and cottage roll. It’s ready in about 20 minutes, from start to finish! 
  • It’s a meaty and delicious dish that’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. 
  • You make it all in 1 skillet, so there’s hardly any cleanup.

Ingredients

  • Cooked leftover cottage roll – Trimmed of fat and cubed.
  • Red onion – Diced.
  • Red bell pepper – Diced.
  • Cooked potatoes – Boiled, cooled, and sliced or cut into cubes.
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh parsley
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Green onions – Chopped; optional garnish.
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How to Make Leftover Cottage Roll Hash

  1. Heat the cooking oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the potatoes and onions and cook in the oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the onion starts to soften.
  3. Add the cubed cooked leftover cottage roll and continue cooking until the meat is slightly browned.
  4. Add the diced bell pepper and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until just tender-crisp.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes, adjusting to taste. Taste the hash first because cottage roll tends to be salty.
  6. Garnish with fresh parsley and a pinch of red pepper flakes before serving to add a pop of color and freshness.

Step-By-Step Process

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • For an extra crispy hash, let the potatoes and meat sit undisturbed in the skillet for a few minutes before flipping.
  • Feel free to add more vegetables like spinach or mushrooms for added nutrition and flavor.
  • A non-stick skillet or cast iron pan is ideal for achieving the perfect crispness without sticking.
  • If you prefer a bit more heat, don’t hesitate to increase the amount of red pepper flakes.

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Make It A Meal

Leftover Cottage Roll Hash is wonderfully versatile and can stand on its own as a hearty meal. However, if you’re looking to round it out, consider serving it with a side of eggs cooked to your liking for breakfast or brunch. For lunch or dinner, a simple green salad with a tangy dressing complements the hash’s flavors perfectly. You can also serve this hash with tasty muffins.

A bowl full of leftover cottage roll hash.

Storage

This hash keeps well in the refrigerator for up to three days when stored in an airtight container, making it a fantastic option for meal prep. Reheat it in a skillet over medium heat until it’s warmed through.

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A bowl of Leftover Cottage Roll Hash on a table.
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5 from 38 votes

Leftover Cottage Roll Hash

So easy and so good, this is must-try use of leftover cottage roll! Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner, it's a hearty, meaty meal that's ready in minutes!
Course Breakfast, Pork
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast hash, cottage roll
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 489kcal
Author Chef Jenn

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 pound cooked potatoes diced
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 8 ounces cooked cottage roll trimmed of visible fat and cubed
  • ½ cup red bell pepper diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley freshly chopped
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 green onions chopped; optional garnish

Instructions

  • Heat the cooking oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the potatoes and onions and cook in the oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the onion starts to soften.
  • Add the cubed cooked leftover cottage roll and continue cooking until the meat is slightly browned.
  • Add the diced bell pepper and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until just tender-crisp.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes, adjusting to taste. Taste the hash first because cottage roll tends to be salty.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and a pinch of red pepper flakes before serving to add a pop of color and freshness.

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • For an extra crispy hash, let the potatoes and meat sit undisturbed in the skillet for a few minutes before flipping.
  • Feel free to add more vegetables like spinach or mushrooms for added nutrition and flavor.
  • A non-stick skillet or cast iron pan is ideal for achieving the perfect crispness without sticking.
  • If you prefer a bit more heat, don’t hesitate to increase the amount of red pepper flakes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 1081mg | Potassium: 907mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 656IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg

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2 thoughts on “Leftover Cottage Roll Hash”

  1. 5 stars
    Had an amazing dinner with these cottage roll hash! Such an easy to make recipe and super delicious — made the hash extra crispy and added some mushrooms too. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

    Reply
  2. 5 stars
    I couldn’t find cottage roll in my town so I used corned beef in this recipe. I love a terrific hash and this recipe is one of the best I have eaten!

    Reply

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