Cook the Perfect Swiss Rösti

Swiss Rösti

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 200 grams waxy potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon rock salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter


  • Rinse and scrub the potatoes well. 
  • Place the potatoes in a pan. Cover with water. Add the salt. Bring to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes (less if the potatoes are small). Tip: When pierced with a knife, the center of the potatoes should still be firm and offer resistance.
  • Drain the potatoes and cool to room temperature.
  • Peel the potatoes then grate coarsely. Divide into two portions.
  • Over medium heat, melt two tablespoons of butter in a frying pan. Spread half of the grated potatoes on the bottom of the pan. Cook until the underside is browned and crisp.
  • Using a wide spatula, flip the rösti to brown the opposite side. 
  • Repeat the last two steps to cook the remaining half of grated potatoes.
  • Serve the rösti at once. You may top it with cheese, meat and vegetables.