Potato Rosti

Snacktastic! This was a great little supper dish perfect for a chilly night in with a couple of beers. I ate it very simply with some amazing German smoked ham and sour cream but it’s also a great side dish to many meat or fish meals.

RECIPE: 3-4 people


500g waxy potatoes (halved)
salt & pepper
25g unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon curly parsley (chopped)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Heat a pan of water till it comes to a rolling boil. Add about a tablespoon of salt (optional). Boil the potatoes for exactly 10 minutes. Drain and leave to cool for 15 minutes. Coarsely grate the potatoes, add the paprika and parsley and season well with salt and pepper. Mix well.

Heat a medium frying pan with half the butter and oil over a moderate heat until it bubbles. Tip in the potato mix and spread it evenly over the base of the pan. Press gently with a fish slice. Turn down the heat to very low and cook for 10 minutes. Now place a plate on top of the pan and invert it carefully. Melt the remaining butter and oil in the pan and slide the rosti back. Cook for another 10 minutes. Slice like a cake and serve direct from the pan if you like.

I ate it warm with some smoked ham and sour cream, sprinkled with fresh chives and it was truly delicious!

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