This is a breakfast, lunch, or dinner dish. It is cheap, easy, filling, and delicious. It is also versatile concerning ingredients required.
Ingredients (2 Servings):
-3 Tbs. canola Oil
-3 Potatoes (Red Russet, Plain Russet, Yukon Gold (expensive), etc.)
-1 Clove Garlic
You can add different spices or things to the rösti like bacon, onion, basil, oregano, savory, any herb, bacon fat, cumin, any Indian, Mexican, or Italian spice blend.
The ingredients above or only for the rösti, but I like to top it with many delicious things. Below is the topping ingredients
-1/4 Green Pepper
-1/4 Red Onion
-1 Clove Garlic
-1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese (I like cheeses that melt nicely like cheddar, Swiss, colby jack, etc. I usually buy a large block of cheese and shred the cheese myself because it is cheaper than buying pre-shredded cheese.)
-Diced fresh Tomato
-Diced fresh Green Onion
These are not the only topping one can use. Other topping ideas include sour cream, salsa, rep peppers, bacon, butter, cooked ground beef, a fried egg, turkey, anything!
-Grate potatoes with a cheese grater.
-Put grated potatoes into colander and press water out of potatoes.
-Put drained grated potatoes into bowl and season. A simple way is salt, black pepper, and garlic.
-Heat medium to large nonstick frying pan, maybe a pan you cook pancakes in, with canola oil.
-When pan is hot, don’t burn the oil, add grated potatoes to hot pan and turn heat down to medium or medium high.
-Using a spatula press potatoes into the bottom of the pan and cover the entire bottom of the pan evenly.
-Cook 5-7 minutes.
-While it cooks put a little oil into a small saute pan and add garlic, onion, and green peppers and cook until slightly softened. Add salt and pepper to vegetables while cooking.
-Use spatula to unstick edges of the rösti and shake pan gently back and forth.
-Once the rösti slides around in the pan easily slide rösti out of plan and onto a plate.
-Cover plate with another plate that is turned upside down.
-Flip rösti and then uncover.
-Add a little more canola oil to pan and make sure pan is hot.
-Slide the rösti into the hot pan with the cooked side facing up and the not cooked side facing the down on the bottom of the pan.
-Cook for 5-7 minutes or until it slides around easily in the pan.
-Once it is finished cooking slide it out of the pan and onto a plate.
-Top the rösti with cheese and sauteed vegetables and sprinkle fresh tomatoes and green peppers on top.
-Cut it in half to share even if you might not want to share. Trust me, this is extremely filling and the potatoes expand in your stomach.