Friday, January 7, 2011

Switzerland - Rösti

I've wanted to try making one of these for ages but I didn't have a decent grater for it. My wonderful mother got me one for Christmas so now I can. These potato rounds are usually served as a side dish to other foods in a meal.


* potatoes
* salt and pepper
* butter or oil for frying

Grate the potato

I grated the potato onto some kitchen paper so I could rub the potato to get rid of excess moisture before I fried it.

Melt some butter or put some oil in a pan and heat. Add the potato and stir to coat it in the fat. Add salt and pepper. Pat it down in to a flat round and cook on both sides for 2-3 minutes until browned.

Serve as a side to meat or with a fried egg on top like I have.

It was suprisingly delicious. One of those simple but really tasty foods. It'd be great for breakfast and would look nice plated up with some meat. I'll definitely be making these again.


  1. Ahh, Rösti! My Swiss mate showed me how to cook that in my first year at uni, it's awesome.

    1. It is! Have you tried it with egg on top? It's great. Thanks for commenting, Karl :)