The simple things are often the best, right? Rösti (the swiss version of hash browns) are one of these simple an great things: only one ingredient plus a little salt, pepper and nutmeg. And yet they make an impression, because they taste great and work entirely without flour or egg. The potato starch holds it all together.
I’m a huge fan! Go Switzerland! Go Rösti!
The only difficulty is to stand next to the pan and wait for the right time to turn it. And of course the Turning itself is also something for the brave ;-) But a little thrill when cooking does not hurt, right?!
The ingredients for one large rösti (diameter: a pan bottom):
- 3 large potatoes
- 1 tsp salt
- Wash and peel the potatoes and then grate them into a bowl.
- Season with 1 tsp salt, some pepper and nutmeg, stir and let sit for 5-10 minutes, so that the water comes out.
- Drain water carefully and put the mass in a strainer to squeeze out the remaining water.
- Heat 2 tbsp of high heatable oil in a pan and add the rösti mass. Spread it over the entire bottom of the pan and press firmly.
- Now waiting is all you need to do. Roast it at least 5 minutes at medium-high heat (in my stove stage 7 of 10).
- Then carefully lift the rösti from the pan with a spatula from all sides, place a large plate (reversed) on it and turn the pan so that the Rösti lies on your plate.
- If necessary, add a little more oil to the pan, slowly slide the rösti back to the pan and roast on the other side for 5 minutes.
- If you don’t like it so greasy, place the rösti on a paper towel after roasting and dab a little. Done :-)
- Goes well with creamy mushrooms (e.g. made with cashew cream) and salad.