Potato Pancake Recipe (Rösti)

Potato Pancake Recipe: learn how to make easy potato rösti!

Want an easy alternative for cooked or baked potato? Here’s a potato pancake recipe! You got 2 version: some add mashed potatoes to the batter, others add grated potatoes. I prefer the latter: little crunchy golden potato pancakes Scandinavians also use to call rosti or rösti.

In Germany and Switzerland rosti is also a popular dish. It is not served as a side but a a main. These rostis are as big as a plate and are very often topped with other ingredients such as ham, eggs or melted cheese. Not bad at all...


Ingredients for 4 persons

1,8 lb (800 g) potatoes
1 ¼ cup (300 ml) milk
3,5 oz (100 g) plain flour
1 large egg
olive oil

Peel the potatoes and rinse them. Drain on a clean kitchen towel. Grate the potatoes finely.

Potato Pancake Recipe

In a large mixing bowl add the egg and the pastry flour.

Potato Pancake Recipe

Mix well and pour in the milk.

Potato Pancake Recipe

Whisk into a runny batter. Season with pepper and salt to taste. Add the grated potatoes to the bowl.

Potato Pancake Recipe

Stir well to coat the potatoes with the batter. In a non-stick pan pour a little drop of olive oil and place it over medium heat. Once hot add a bit of the grated potato batter. Don't add too much or the pancake will be too thick and will still be raw in the middle later on.

Potato Pancake Recipe

Cook for 4 to 5 minutes until the grated potato starts to brown.

Potato Pancake Recipe

Flip the potato pancake over onto its uncooked side.

Potato Pancake Recipe

Turn the heat low. Cook the potato pancake for another 7 to 8 minutes until the potato is cooked all the way through. Transfer the crunchy potato pancake onto some kitchen paper to drain and cover with a sheet of tinfoil to keep warm. Add new badges of the potato batter to the hot  pan. Cook pancakes until all of the batter is used.

Potato Pancake Recipe: learn how to make easy potato rösti!
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