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Roesti (Swiss-Style Potato Cake)

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Roesti (Swiss-Style Potato Cake)

An easy way to use up your potatoes and to make something delicious.



4 servings


10 min


20 min


30 min
Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Sodium


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
1 ¾ pounds potatoes
3 ounces butter
lard or bacon fat
1 ½ tablespoons water
or milk


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
793.8 g potatoes
86.7 ml/g butter
lard or bacon fat
23 ml water
or milk


The potatoes should be boiled in their jackets the day before.

These should be waxy potatoes of the potato-salad kind.

The next day, peel them and grate them on the coarsest blade of the grater.

Heat a large heavy frying pan, and let the fat get hot: then put in the potatoes, sprinkle with salt, and fry, turning them constantly.

When they have soaked up the butter or whatever, add more.

Now form a "cake" by pushing the potatoes from the edges of the pan into the middle and flattening down the top.

Sprinkle with the water or milk, reduce heat, and cover with a lid or inverted dish.

Shake the covered pan occasionally to keep the potatoes from burning, and leave on low heat for at least 15 minutes.

The potatoes must stick together, but not to the bottom of the pan.

When cooked, turn the cake out onto a plate, bottom side up, and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 225g (7.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 32148% from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 27%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 131mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Sugars g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 2% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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