Rösti Swiss Mashed Potatoes

Rösti Swiss Mashed Potatoes

This is a popular Swiss dish!
It's great for breakfast or brunch and goes great with meat!

Ingredients: 1 piece

Potatoes (May Queen)
2 (about 300 g)
1 tablespoon (12 g)
1/4 teaspoon
a small amount


1. The day before, boil the potatoes with the skins on and cool.
2. Peel the potatoes, then slice with a rösti slicer (but if you don't have a slicer, you can use a knife to finely shred it).
3. Add half of the butter in a heated frying pan and add half of the shredded potatoes from Step 2. Spread it out into a disc.
4. Evenly spread out Step 3, then top with salt, pepper, and the remaining potatoes.
5. Heat over low-medium heat for about 10 minutes while occasionally pressing gently down on the top with a spatula.
6. Use a plate to help flip it over, then cook the other side the same way for about 10 minutes over low-medium heat.
7. It's ready when both sides have a delicious yellow color! Transfer to a plate and enjoy!
8. Variation: Add sautéed onion, bacon, cheese, etc. during Step 2. Adjust the salt accordingly.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is my favorite dish from when I studied abroad in Switzerland. They often eat this there, but I wanted to enjoy it in Japan as well, so I bought a rösti slicer to bring home.