Swiss Rösti

Rosti is the Swiss version of the potato pancake or hash browns.  It doesn’t get any easier than this with potatoes, butter, salt and pepper!

There are only 2 things you need to watch for to get this right.

The Grate

When you grate the potato it needs to be a coarse grating.  I tried the grating disc of my food processor and even the large holes were not coarse enough.

You can use the large hole side of a box grater.  Some mandolin sets even have a rösti blade.  See the photo for the type of grate that is best.  If your grate is too fine the middle will be a bit mushy.  They still taste good but they have a funny texture.

Grated russet potatoes for Swiss Rosti

Cooking

You will want to use a skillet big enough that your potatoes will be only 1-2″ deep in the skillet.  If they are higher the outside will burn before the middle is cooked.

And use medium low heat, erring on the low side.  If the heat is too high the outside layer will burn.  You can always increase the cooking time over low heat but you can’t come back from burned!

Rosti in cast iron frying pan

The Flip

Okay.. this is thing number 3 but it is really just a tip. The easiest way I have found to flip them is to invert a plate over your skillet.  Using oven mitts, holding the pan and plate together on both sides, flip it so the plate is now sitting on the counter and the rosti can fall out of the skillet onto the plate. After you re-oil the skillet you can gently nudge the rosti, crispy side up, back into the skillet.

You can easily upscale the recipe.  Use 1 large potato per person. Just be aware you will need more skillets  to keep your volume  in  the 1-2″ depth per skillet.

Enjoy this potato pancake as a side for dinner or even breakfast or brunch.

Individual serving of rosti on ap late

 

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Course Sides
Cuisine Swiss
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Course Sides
Cuisine Swiss
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Swiss Rösti
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Instructions
  1. Peel potatoes and coarsely grate using the large hole side of a box grater or a rosti blade in a mandolin.
  2. Melt 2 Tbsps butter in an 8-10" non-stick skillet over medium low heat. Add the grated potatoes. Spread them evenly around the skillet. The depth should not exceed 1-2 inches.
  3. Allow potatoes to cook undisturbed about 3 minutes. Press them down with a spatula after the 3 minutes. Cover the skillet and allow them to cook undisturbed about 10 minutes. Remove cover and let them cook another 5 minutes.
  4. Using a inverted plate over the skillet, flip the potato pancake onto the plate. Melt remaining butter in the skillet. Slide the pancake back into the skillet. Repeat above, allowing potatoes to cook undisturbed 3 minutes, cover and continue cooking about 10 minutes, remove cover and cook another 5 minutes.
  5. Season with salt to taste. Cut into quarters and serve.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Swiss Rösti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 159mg 7%
Potassium 624mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 4%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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