Traditionally, the difference between a hash brown and a rösti is that hash browns are made with already cooked potato and rosti is grated raw and then cooked. However, as with most recipes, traditions are fading and anything goes. So you can serve these up for breakfast if you choose (my cookbook has a separate hash brown recipe) but I serve rösti topped with a choice cut of meat and a delicious sauce (eg: Diane, Pepper, Bearnaise, etc.)
Note: Sauce recipes are all included in my cookbook.
Rösti (Potato Cakes)
3 medium potatoes
Salt and pepper
Oil for shallow frying
Grate potatoes and squeeze out excess moisture. In a dry bowl, combine potato and seasoning. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Separate mixture into 4 equal parts and add to pan, pressing down with spatula.
Cook 5-7 minutes each side until golden and crisp. Drain on paper towel.
Serve as an accompaniment to meat and salad.
Life for us has been all about survival on a shoestring budget. I cook from scratch and don't buy prepackaged mixes of anything. I've learnt how to live on very basic (and cheap) staples. I've raised happy and healthy kids and I believe that good food is central to a good life!
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I have an unpublished cookbook manuscript that lives on my kitchen bench. This is the collection that I have fed my family from for many years, all made from a core list of practical and economical ingredients. The manuscript is splattered with butter, flour and milk from daily use. It moves between the kitchen and the office as I edit and test-kitchen the recipes.