Sunday, 27 October 2013

Homemade Potato Rosti

I always find that as the summer ends and autumn come I am cooking a lot more comfort food. This includes more meals using potatoes.
I always tend to do the same old potatoes, mashed, boiled, chipped, roasted, so I thought it was time to try something new!
I love potato rostis but I do like to cook fresh foods for my family so I thought I'd have a go at making some of my own.
They are so simple and cheap to make with the added bonus of tasting delicious!
 Homemade Potato Rosti
Maris Piper potatoes, peeled - I used 6 potatoes as there were 5 of us eating, this can either be increased or decreased depending on how many people you are cooking for
1 red onion, chopped
1 egg
Dried sage to taste
Black pepper to taste
Salt to taste
1 - Coarsely grate the peeled potatoes and add the chopped red onions

2 - Place the potatoes and onions in a clean cotton tea towel and squeeze as much water out of the potatoes as you can. I was amazed by how much actually came out!
3 - Once you have got as much water out as possible place back into the bowl and add the dried sage and season to taste
4 - Add the beaten egg to bind
5 - Heat some oil in a large heavy based frying pan
6 - Once the oil is hot add the potato mix by spooning a ball into the pan and pressing it down to about 1cms thickness
7 - Cook for about 5 minutes or until brown and turn over and cook as before
8 - Once both sides are nice and brown, remove from the pan and leave on a warm plate covered with foil to keep warm while you cook the rest
These rostis are great to have with some good quality sausages, mushy peas and sweetcorn or great as a hash brown substitute with a good old full English breakfast! They will go well with any meal. They are cheap and easy to prepare and are a welcomed change to the usual ways to cook and eat potatoes.
This post is an entry for #MarisPiperBritMums Linky Challenge sponsored by the Potato Council for Potato Week 7 - 13 October, celebrating Maris Piper potaotes and how we like to eat them. Learn more and find recipes at


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