Rösti from Switzerland
Rösti is a Swiss national dish. It is a bit like
hash brown potatoes in the US, but better! Especially in the mountains,
there are many regional variations on rösti using eggs, cheese, bacon,
onion etc. This is a recipe for rösti that I learnt about while staying
in Murren in the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Oberland mountains (near
Potatoes - not new
Butter or Fat
Lightly boil potatoes in their skins. Leave to dry in a cool place
for at least 24 hours, preferably 2/3 days.
Peel potatoes and grate into narrow strips. Heat butter/oil in a frying
pan. Add potato strips, sprinkle with salt and mix well. Fry the resulting
pancake like form at medium heat for 8-10 minutes. Turn over when the bottom
is crispy brown, and add more butter/fat. Fry for another 8-10 minutes.
Top with fried egg / cheese. Onions or cubes of bacon can also be mixed
under the potato strips.
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