Monday, 15 October 2018

Potato Rösti - My Sister's Way

This post is brought to you courtesy of my sister.  I've managed to do my ankle in (not sure what's wrong) so I've been limping like a 100 year-old woman (who could not jump out of the window and disappear.)  I asked my sister if she could kindly whip up a blog post for me, so she made her famous potato rösti.  My nephew was extremely grateful that I asked her, as it meant he got to eat rösti for his dinner.

golden and tender

Our mum and dad used to make a version of latkes/rösti when we were kids.  Dad bought this fabulous kitchen gadget to grate the potatoes.  It was fire-engine red, plastic and had a handle that you turned manually once the chunks of potato went into the funnel of the machine.  Not sure which brand he bought, but it was like this Skyline one from India.

photo copyright Flipkart               


10 medium/large potatoes (about 2 kg/4.4 lb), grated coarsely

2 large eggs, beaten lightly

2 tbs plain flour

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

1 tbs Parmesan cheese, finely grated

1 tsp chicken stock powder

60 mLs olive oil

Salad and relish to serve


Grate the potatoes into a large mixing bowl

Add the 2 beaten eggs

Now whack in the rest of the ingredients

Give it a darn good stir together

Heat the oil in a large frypan

Form the potato mixture into patties or just throw in as one humungous pattie:=)

Cook on a medium heat for 15-20 minutes, then flip it/them over - (if you're making small patties, cook for about 10 mins. per side)

Cook on the flip side for another 15 minutes, or till tender

Serve with a salad and a relish


Don't worry about the size of the spuds too much!  It'll be all right in the end, and if it's not all right, it's not the end:) - as John Lennon may or may not have been the first to say

peel your potatoes

and grate those tuberous little suckers   

et voilà - grated potatoes

beat those babies

everything goes into the mixing bowl 

squish it down in your pan

flip it out when golden and tender

Sis said to say she is in the midst of kitchen renos at the moment, so only has an electric frypan to cook in.  Sadly the rösti stuck a bit.  No worries, mate:=)  Still tastes fab of course.  You can have a big slab as a main, or cut into smaller pieces as a side.  Goes well with chicken or beef.  Not that my vego sister would do that:=)  

serve with salad and relish

Thanks heaps sis for your help!  I'm still limping around, but hopefully the ankle will be a lot better soon.

sis and her newest granddaughter earlier this year

potatoey artwork by sherry's pickings


  1. Yum! I love roesti especially when it is crispy on the outside. That contraption looks interesting. I've never seen one before!

  2. So sorry to hear about your ankle...hope you are much better soon. How sweet is your sister to make the rossti for you and with kitchen renovations going on no less.

    1. Thanks Karen. The ankle is coming along. Yep she was very kind. And with only an electric frypan to hand :)

  3. Sis of Mrs P is famous for her rosti. I've had it a few times and love it. Good photos aren't they?

  4. It looks crisp and we both know that's the ultimate praise in a savoury pancake. Sorry to hear about the ankle. Luckily you have a sister to help and a Mr P to assist.

  5. As a lover of potatoes, especially latkes, I find this incredibly tempting! Your sister looks great; hope you are all well soon.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Mae. So many interesting stories on your blog atm. Loved all your travel posts. Cheers S x

  6. Ooh I must try this for a change. Love it at Indian restaurants. I'm not great with graters, might try grating the spuds in the food processor. Sorry to hear about your ankle, never a good thing and I hope it isn't too painful. What a wonderful sister you have, and in the middle of Kitchen renos.Take care, Pauline

    1. Thanks Pauline. The ankle is getting slowly better. Yep sis has been kind. Cheers S

  7. One of the best potato dishes, ever! Of course I've never met a potato dish I didn't like. :-) Sorry to hear about your ankle -- hope things improve, and soon.

    1. hi KR
      i know what you mean about potato dishes. i just love 'em! yes thanks ankle is getting better. cheers S

  8. I haven;t made one of those in a while. Looks wonderfully good. Hope your ankle gets better soon.

  9. I hope your ankle heals soon. This potato rosti looks superb.


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