Potato rosti

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Potato rosti recipe
Potato rosti recipe
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This Swiss potato dish is a favourite in many bistros and cafes across the country. Itís delicious served as a filling brunch dish topped with a fried egg and rashers of crispy bacon or with ruffles of smoked salmon and a dollop of herby crŤme fraiche. Itís essential to use firm waxy-fleshed potatoes such as Romano for this recipe as the texture helps to ensure the grated potato sticks together when itís fried.


  • 1kg medium-sized waxy potatoes, with skins on
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 25g butter
  • 2tbsp olive oil

To make individual potato rosti, divide and shape the grated mixture into 6-8 flat rounds before frying.


  1. Cook the whole potatoes in a large pan of boiling salted water for 10-15 mins until just tender. Drain and leave until cool enough to handle.
  2. Peel away the skins from the potatoes and coarsely grate the potato flesh into a bowl. Season with plenty of salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Heat half the butter and oil in a shallow non-stick frying pan. Spoon the grated potato into the pan and press down gently into a round flat cake using a spatula. Fry over a low-medium heat for 8-10 mins until golden brown on the underside.
  4. Invert the rosti on to a plate. Add the rest of the butter and oil to the pan then slide the rosti back into the pan. Fry for a further 8-10 mins until the second side is golden. Cut into wedges to serve.

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