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Potato rosti

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Vegetarian mains

Potato rosti

Starter Serves 4 30 min
This is a quick and simple dish which used to be eaten for breakfast by Swiss farmers. For a speedy vegetarian meal, eat with spinach and a fried egg. Try adding to the rosti – grated apple or cheese, cooked onion or bacon, fresh herbs. This can be made with both floury and waxy potatoes: the first gets a more mash-like consistency while and second retains the individual potato strands.


  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • salt and pepper
  • oil for frying, e.g. vegetable or sunflower


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 25 min
  • Step 1

    Peel and grate potatoes, squeezing out the moisture. Grate the onion and add to the potato, seasoning well.
  • Step 2

    Heat a generous layer of oil in a heavy frying pan over a medium heat. Press dollops of potato mix into the pan, flattening into rough patties. Fry gently for about 10 minutes on each side until crisp and golden.