This beautiful potato R÷sti is a perfect accompaniment to our Sausage
and Egg Scramble. I really liked this recipe because it calls for the potatoes
to be cooked the night before, so prep for the dish is easy, and the cooking quick.
don't need any special rosti utensils. I used the biggest blade on my box grater
for the potatoes, which came out wonderfully fluffy. I used Yukon Gold potatoes
which seemed to have the perfect amount of starch for the dish. I used approximately
2 pounds of potatoes and made one R÷sti, which was more than enough for 4
people as a side dish.
lbs of Yukon Gold potatoes, boiled in their jackets the day before - placed in
refrigerator overnight 2 to 3 tablespoons of butter 1 medium onion salt
and pepper to taste
the cooked potatoes and grate them through a coarse grater. Dice the onion. Melt
the butter in a non-stick frying pan and add the onions and sweat them
until they are transparent. Add the grated potatoes and the salt and pepper and
stir through (see Cook's Tips below). 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. Serve immediately.
recipe will make one large roesti which easily serves 4.
Tips: To ensure the salt and pepper was evenly distributed I mixed the potatoes,
salt and pepper GENTLY in a large bowl before I put them into the frying pan with
the butter and onions.
you can see from the picture my Rosti could have had a darker crust (My fault,
I'll cook it a bit longer next time - but as the potatoes are already cooked
it was fine).
This is a large amount of potatoes, so I'd suggest you
use at least 3/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Next time I will
add some chopped parsley. Other additions could be bacon, cheese and/or fresh