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Curried Rosti - simple pan-fried potato pancake that's great as a healthy breakfast!
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Servings: 2
Author: Lisa Lin

Curried Rösti

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins


  • 1 pound yukon gold potatoes, washed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • big pinch of black pepper
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Grate potatoes using a food processor or a box grater. Transfer the potatoes to a bowl.
  • Sprinkle salt over the potatoes and mix everything together with your hands or a spatula. Let the potatoes sit for about 10 minutes. This will help draw out moisture from the potatoes.
  • Place half of the potatoes into a towel. Wrap up the potatoes and wring out all the excess liquid (there will be a lot). Transfer the potatoes to another bowl.
  • Add the curry powder, garlic powder and black pepper to the potatoes and stir to incorporate.
  • Heat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet or non-stick pan over medium heat. Swirl in 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Once the pan is hot, add half of the potatoes. Spread out the potatoes into a 7 to 8 inch cake and flatten everything with the back of a spatula. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden brown. (This may take a few more minutes on your oven.) Using a rubber or silicone spatula, loosen the bottom of the rösti.
  • Turn off the heat. Cover the pan with a large plate (large enough to cover the pan completely). While holding on to the plate, flip the pan over so that the rösti lands on the plate.
  • Turn the heat back on to medium and swirl in another 1/2 tablespoon of oil. Slide rösti back into the pan and fry the other side for about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer rösti to a serving plate.
  • Repeat steps 5 to 7 for the remaining potatoes. Serve röstis with fried eggs or vegetables!


NUTRITION INFORMATIONAmount Per Rösti: Calories: 330, Total Fat 17.3g, Saturated Fat: 2.4g, Sodium: 969mg, Cholesterol: 0mg, Total Carbohydrate: 41g, Dietary Fiber: 5.7g, Sugar: 1.8g, Protein 5g
Many recipes recommend that you cook each side for about 10 minutes, but my röstis always looked a bit burnt when I pan fried it for that long. I recommend cooking a side for 3 to 4 minutes first, then lifting it slightly with your spatula to see if the rösti has reached the desired level of golden brown color.
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