Potato rosti recipe

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This potato rosti recipe is a tasty Swiss potato brunch. It can be served topped with an egg, bacon or even smoked salmon. It’s quick, easy & delicious

Potato rosti recipe
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories224 Kcal11%
Fat6 g9%
Salt0.4 gRow 2 - Cell 2
Protein5 g10%
Carbohydrates38 g15%
Salt0.4 gRow 5 - Cell 2

Perfect this classic brunch staple with our easy recipe.

For a hearty breakfast or brunch, a potato rosti is a must-have. When it comes to cooking the perfect potato rosti it’s a case of the crispier the better. The best way to achieve this perfect texture is to make sure you use butter (clarified butter is even better) and not to be tempted to swap it out for oil. Using waxy rather than floury potatoes will also make your rosti crispier. We love our rostis topped with a fried egg and rashers of crispy bacon. Or, why not try these with ruffles of smoked salmon and a dollop of herby crème fraiche?


  • 1kg medium-sized waxy potatoes, with skins on
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 25g butter
  • 2tbsp olive oil




  1. Cook the whole potatoes in a large pan of boiling salted water for 10-15 mins until just tender. Drain and leave until cool enough to handle.
  2. Peel away the skins from the potatoes and coarsely grate the potato flesh into a bowl. Season with plenty of salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Heat half the butter and oil in a shallow non-stick frying pan. Spoon the grated potato into the pan and press down gently into a round flat cake using a spatula. Fry over a low-medium heat for 8-10 mins until golden brown on the underside.
  4. Invert the rosti on to a plate. Add the rest of the butter and oil to the pan then slide the rosti back into the pan. Fry for a further 8-10 mins until the second side is golden. Cut into wedges to serve.

Top tip for making potato rosti

To make individual potato rosti, divide and shape the grated mixture into 6-8 flat rounds before frying. It’s essential to use firm waxy-fleshed potatoes such as Romano for this potato rosti recipe as the texture helps to ensure the grated potato sticks together when it’s fried.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies