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Rosti, Swiss potato pancakes with a sunny side up


  • 3 potatoes Maris Pipers, King Edward, Desirée, all go nicely
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 tbsp gr butter
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Onions
  • 100 gr Diced Bacon
  • Grated Cheese as much as you fancy
  • 1 egg for each to top
  • Add a bit of Salt If Not Using Bacon


  • Boil the potatoes in a large pot with the skins on and then refrigerate them overnight.
  • The next day, peel the skins off and grate them
  • Put half of the butter or bacon fat in a frying pan and heat it up. Follow in with the onion and diced bacon and saute them for two or three minutes.
  • Add half of the grated potatoes into the frying pan with the bacon and onion. (if you are not using bacon this is the time to add your pinch of salt). Cook with an open lid until they absorb the fats.
  • Add half of the milk, use a spatula to flatten and cook covered for 12-15 min. Shake the frying pan gently to prevent the potatoes from sticking and flip it halfways to make sure it’s evenly cooked.
  • If you are making a fried egg to put on top of your roesti then use a separate frying pan while you wait for the rosti to cook.
  • As soon as the potatoes are done, move rosti to a plate and grate the cheese on top.
  • Top off with a sunny side up egg! Ta da!