Do try out my crunchy potato pancake recipe. Let me show you how to make easy potato rösti at home! And what I like the most about this recipe: it is a creative alternative for the everyday boiled or baked potato side dish!
Are you looking for an easy alternative for cooked or baked potatoes?
Then here is my easy peasy potato pancake recipe!
You might have seen 2 version of this potato pancake before: some chefs add mashed potatoes to the batter, others add grated potatoes instead.
What is your favorite potato pancake version?
I prefer the second one: little crunchy golden potato pancakes that you can also find under the name of rosti or rösti.
Easy Potato Pancake Recipe (Rösti)
You might also be familiar with latkes maybe.
In Germany and Switzerland rosti is also a popular dish.
However there you don’t eat it as a side but as a main course! These rosti are as big as your plate. And they might actually kind of look like a Spanish potato tortilla when you see them for the very first time.
These German and Swiss style rosti come with a bunch of delicious topping that you can often choose from. These toppings can consist of ingredients such as slices of boiled ham, fried eggs, bacon, caramelised onions or melted cheese.
Potato Pancake Dinner
Me and the hubs were in Basel once, and went to a good old rosti restaurant.
We loved our dinner. Crispy and soft potatoes, onions, cheese and a fried egg. That was a decadent plate of food we happily washed down with a couple of crisp local beers.
Do you like this potato pancake recipe?
Easy Rösti Potato Pancake Recipe
- 1,8 lb potatoes (800 g)
- 1 ¼ cup whole milk (300 ml)
- 3,5 oz plain flour (100 g)
- 1 large egg
- olive oil
- Peel the potatoes and rinse them. Drain on a clean kitchen towel. Grate the potatoes finely.
- In a large mixing bowl add the egg and the pastry flour.
- Mix well and pour in the milk.
- Whisk into a runny batter. Season with pepper and salt to taste. Add the grated potatoes to the bowl.
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 until hot. Then 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. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes until the grated potato starts to brown.
- Flip the potato pancake over onto its uncooked side.
- 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.