This is an easy and fantastic dish. I had bookmarked this recipe from Taste.com a few weeks back and I decided to make it today. I wondered what ¨rosti¨meant and looked it up online. As usual, wikipedia had the answer.
Rösti ([ˈrøːʃti]) or röschti is a Swiss dish consisting mainly of potatoes, in the style of a fritter. It was originally a breakfast dish, commonly eaten by farmers in the canton of Bern, but is now eaten all over Switzerland and around the world.
This recipe, in my opinion, can be served at any time and requires very few ingredients and very little time. It tastes fantastic and the flipping is quite easy because there is no liquid or excessive frying oil. I made it for lunch today and was really happy with the result!
750g sebago (unwashed) potatoes, washed (Guys, I don´t know what a sebagon potato is. I just used a good frying potato)
60g (3 tablespoons) butter, melted
Salt & ground black pepper, to taste
Note: I peeled my potatoes before boiling them. I guess it is just a matter of preference.
Place the unpeeled potatoes in a medium saucepan. Cover with cold water and bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high and boil, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Drain. Allow to cool completely.
Peel and grate the potatoes and place in a large bowl with the butter, salt and pepper. Toss well to combine.
Heat a small (18-20cm base measurement) non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the potato mixture and press down firmly. Cook for 15 minutes or until the base is golden brown and crisp.
Slide the rosti out of the pan onto a large board. Flip the rosti over back into the pan so that the golden side is now uppermost. Cook for a further 10 minutes or until cooked through and the base is golden brown and crisp.
Turn onto a serving plate, cut into wedges and serve immediately.
Easy. Delicious. You can´t go wrong.
Enjoy! xxxx Natascha