Rösti

Rösti

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery
Serves
6

Rösti is the national Swiss potato dish made in the shape of a thick, crispy, golden-brown cake. Sometimes the rösti is flavoured with crisp bacon and sometimes with onion. It is cut in ample wedges and served with all meat dishes or with fried eggs for breakfast.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1.5kg old potatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
125g speck or smoked bacon, diced
30g butter

Method

  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold salted water. Bring to the boil and cook for about 10 minutes. Drain and peel when cool enough to handle. Grate potatoes.
  2. Fry speck or bacon in half the butter in a heavy frying pan. Cook gently until bacon fat is transparent. Spread potatoes in frying pan to form a thick cake. Cook over low heat for about 10 minutes.
  3. Slip a knife or spatula under potato cake occasionally to ensure underside is not becoming too brown. Turn cake out onto a large plate.
  4. Add remaining butter to frying pan and when foam has subsided slide potato cake back into it. Cook over a gentle heat for 8 minutes, making sure it does not become too brown. Turn out onto a large heated dish and serve.

Notes

  • The rösti can be browned quickly on both sides over high heat and then placed in a preheated moderate oven for 20 minutes to finish cooking. Rösti will keep for about 30 minutes in a warm oven, if necessary.

Variation

  • If making a simple rösti without speck or bacon, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in the frying pan before adding the butter. To add onions to rösti, cook 2 chopped onions in oil and butter until they become transparent, then add potatoes.
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