Thursday, January 31, 2008


Much like American hash browns, the traditional Swiss dish Rösti is fried potatoes. The recipe is very simple. You can eat them as a side dish to your main, or combine your main meal with the rösti, like with a fried egg, or with smoked salmon or breaded fish on top. Serve them with sour cream or apple sauce.

1 kg yukon gold potatoes
2 to 3 tablespoons of butter
1 to 2 medium onions
salt to taste

Boil the potatoes in their skins till they are just soft, about 15 minutes. Cool the potatoes in the fridge. Peel the cooked potatoes and grate them through a coarse grater. Slice the onions thinly. Melt the butter in a non-stick frying pan and add the onions and cook until they are transparent. Add the grated potatoes and the salt and stir through. Fry while stirring them around in the pan for about 3 to 5 minutes. Press together to form a flat cake and fry over medium heat until there is a golden crust on the bottom. Place a serving platter on the pan and turn the pan upside down, so the Roesti falls on the platter with the crust on top. Alternatively, toss the roesti into the air and flip it like a pancake back into the pan, cook for a minute or two, then slide it onto the serving platter and serve immediately.

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