Rösti . Rösti potatoes are considered a dish originating in Switzerland , where they are called Kartoffelrösti , although there are those who maintain that they were born in Germany . They are like some grated potato pancakes that were part of the breakfast of Swiss peasants and are currently served as a garnish. There are two ways to prepare them, with previously cooked potatoes (the day before) or with raw potatoes, and the difference is according to what they will accompany. If they are going to be a side dish with sauce they are prepared with cooked potatoes, so that they absorb the sauce, otherwise they can be made with raw potatoes. They can be cooked with animal or vegetable fatand give them an oven blow at the time of serving them. The rösti can carry onion , bacon or herbs and accompany any meat or fish . You can prepare a large one or individual ones.


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  • 1 Origin of the dish
  • 2 Recipe
    • 1 Ingredients
    • 2 Preparation
    • 3 Notes:
  • 3 Sources

Origin of the dish

Its origin would be in the canton of Zurich , although today it is served in almost all of Switzerland .



  • 1 kilo of potatoes
  • 80 grams of butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Wash the potatoes well. Place them unpeeled in a saucepan with cold water and salt and cook for 10 ‘. They must be “al dente”.
  • Remove them from the water , let them cool and take them to the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
  • Peel the potatoes and grate them with a coarse grater. Season them.
  • In a frying pan , preferably non-stick, melt the butter .
  • Use a cutter or mold of 7-8 cm in diameter. Put it on the pan and place potatoes, pressing with a spoon, until they have approx. 2 cm thick.
  • If you don’t have a mold, shape them into a pancake by pressing the potatoes between your hands.
  • Cook the rösti over medium heat, turning them when golden.
  • Reserve and take to a hot oven before serving.


  • There are recipes that only cool the potatoes an hour before grating them, but they are adaptations of the original. With 1 kilo of potatoes, 12 rösti of 7-8 cm come out.
  • Rösti has been the ideal accompaniment to serve stewed mushrooms, but it can also be served with salad , eggs, cheese , meat , vegetables, etc.


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