Sunday, August 17, 2008

Baked Rösti

Rösti , or pronouns as "ROOSH-tee" , means "Crisp and Golden"
Rösti is a national dish for Swiss people. Normally served as a breakfast dish, like Hash Brown. Ya Rosti tastes like Hashbrown. Both have a similar cooking idea. Hashbrown - potato being shredded/diced , then pan fried.
Rosti - use Raw / Boiled potato, grated and mixed with some butter, then shaped in the frying pan and pan fried... or... a healthy version, Baked it in an oven !
Did a little research, Rosti either eat as a Breakfast with sausage / eggs .. it can be served as a side-dish, like ur mashed potatoes.

Ingredients (serves 2)
1 small onion
250 grams potatoes
1 T melted butter
salt & pepper to taste ( or any seasoning/herbs u like)

a. Preheat oven to 190~200. Peel the potatoes. Bring them to boil for 15 minutes with salt water. Cool the potatoes after boiled.
b. Grate the onion and potatoes together , mix well with melted butter and seasoning (minus the salt)

c. Grease the muffin tin with butter. Carefully fill in with potato mixture and press it gently down.
d. Bake for 30 mins of until golden brown. Gently with the help of a palette knife, loosen the rosti around the edges and take it out. Serve warm

It should taste crispy outside yet soft & tender inside.

If u like pan-fried / deep-fried potatoes, Hash Brown , Rosti , Croquette , Tater Tots ... should be ur favourite. ! ok creamy, I think couch potato more suitable for u ;p

Croquette : French food , is a parcel of food such as minced meat or vegetables, encased in breadcrumbs and sometimes mashed potatoes. , formed into a cylinder and then deep fired. Check out my Salmon Croquettes.

Tater Tots:a side-dish made from deep fried grated potatpes. Cylindrical shape and small size.
In Australia, they are known as “potato gems” or “ potato pom=poms”. Yah, a snack we can always get from college / uni canteen . A$1 = 1 cup. A food that I quite
hate in the canteen during uni time! Roar!!!!


Ning said...

Baked sounds good and healthy!

NEE said...

greg is mr potato...must make a note for this dish.

Elle said...

Hey Denise,I actually tried this the other day.Your rosti are round and oval-ish but why did mine came out like "mini noodles" once taken out from the muffin tin?It's just not round and they don't stick together.
I grated it before I boiled it.
Could this be the problem?
Or maybe I greased the muffin tin just too lightly.Some were sticking on the muffin tin.
Or maybe the amount of potatoes put into one single muffin tin is too little?as in half your amount as shown in your picture.

Denise ^ ChiCkyEGG said...

elle: hi, I get what u meant here. They're all loosen when u taken out from muffin tin ?
for my case, i actually filled-up the muffin tin with lots of grated potatoes and pressed down. (make sure it's compact & firm, not much space).. sorrie I didnt specifically mentioned in the article. I should next time.
not quite sure if you can grated the potato b4 boiled! haha, wouldnt it become too watery after boiled?

Elle said...

Oh!Lol thank you.haha yeah it was watery lol.Silly me.I actually made another batch by boiling then grating it and it turned out okay.Obviously that was the problem haha.I'll fill it up with lots of potato next time.Non the less,Thank you.Very nice recipe. :)

Denise ^ ChiCkyEGG said...

elle: Lolz~! Thanks for dropping by anyways.

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