So I finally broke my healthy spell with one of the greatest foods in the world. My serious weakness is the humble potato...
And what better way to enjoy potato than make up a freshly cooked potato Röschti (or Rösti in German).
I guess some would argue that this is more like a hash brown or even similar to a Jewish Latke (minus the flour) but I'm going to call it a Röschti just because I feel like it.
Anyway, the other night I had some potatoes getting slightly old and also some eggs in the fridge that I wanted to use up, so I googled Röschti & egg and stumbled across THIS recipe from 'Food is my Life' and decided to go along with her idea of cracking the egg on top of the Röschti and mixing it through, but I also decided to make one more where I simply cracked the egg on top and let the egg whites set before dishing it up so the yolk was all runny.
Click below for the recipe :)
- 1 large or two smaller potatoes
- Olive Oil
- Salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1 egg
- French parsley for garnish (optional)
1. Finely grate the raw potato and squeeze out excess water. If you don't have a muslin cloth, you can pat dry the potato a few times with some paper towel.
Next drizzle some olive oil in to a pan on a medium heat and scatter the grated potato around the pan until it is relatively compact.
2. Season with salt & pepper, then leave the potato to cook for 5- 10 minutes untouched. Have a peak at the underside of the Röschti and if it is golden brown then flip to the other side to cook. Leave for another 5 minutes, then crack the egg on top of the Röschti and leave until the egg whites completely set and the egg yolk is done to your liking.
3. Sprinkle over some chopped French parsley, and season once again with salt & black pepper if you think it needs it.
The grated potato in the pan ready to fry.
The Röschti golden brown on one side.
Just after I cracked the egg on top.
The egg whites setting.
Cooked and ready to eat!
Again with the french parsley sprinkled over.
Once I cracked the yolk open.
The Röschti with the egg mixed in.