Traditional Swiss Rosti Recipe

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Rosti is a traditional Swiss dish, a type of fried potato pancake that seems more popular over there than French fries.

There are probably as many rosti recipe variations as there are Swiss cooks, and depending on your preferences you can add onion, sliced garlic, bacon or wherever your mood takes you.

The rosti can be eaten on its own or served with a continental sausage (wurst) and mustard. 

Traditional Swiss Rosti 

Serves 4


  • 3 lbs potatoes
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 8 ounces Swiss cheese, grated
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley 


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, and let cool. 
  2. Once cool, peel and grate potatoes. Mix in beaten egg, salt, pepper and herbs.
  3. Melt half the butter and heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet.
  4. Add a layer of potatoes and flatten it into a layer in the pan.
  5. Top with a layer of cheese and repeat
  6. Sauté at low to medium heat until bottom layer becomes brown and crispy, and turn onto a plate
  7. Melt the remaining butter and return rosti to skillet. Sauté until the second side is crispy.

Serve immediately