• Sam Walker

Sweet Potato Rosti

Every year Max gets the amazing opportunity to go to Switzerland and every year I get to live the trip vicariously through his pictures.

Some of my favorite pictures, of course, are the food :)

This past year, Max tried rosti for the first time and after sending the picture we immediately decided we needed to make it!

For background purposes, a rosti is "a Swiss dish consisting mainly of potatoes, in the style of a fritter."

And it's actually super easy to make!

Here's how we do it & our recipe:

1 large sweet potatoes, peeled and grated

1/4 cup white onion, finely minced

1 large egg for sweet potato mix

4 large eggs, for frying

2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro (dried if you don't have fresh)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Olive oil, for frying

Optional: arugula and meat of choice, to serve


1. In a large bowl, mix grated sweet potatoes, onion, one large egg, cilantro, salt, cumin and pepper

2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add enough olive oil to coat the bottom.

3. Take about 1/4 cup of the sweet potato mixture into the pan, flatten it and fry until crispy, about 3-4 minutes on each side - or until done to your likeness. If you have room in the pan, cook multiple rosti at a time, if not do one at a time until you have used the remaining sweet potato mixture.

4. In the same pan (or a new one if you'd like!), add olive oil. Crack the eggs into the pan, season with salt and pepper, and fry until the whites are set. If you want, flip the eggs for 5-10 seconds and then remove them from the pan.

5. Serve the roost topped with the fried egg and arugula. 

Sometimes we stack in a piece of ham, Canadian bacon, or even slices of bacon to add a little more protein to the mix - but it doesn't take long at all and has become a staple, sustainable breakfast in our house! It usually makes between 4-6 rosti's - depending on how thick you make them!

Enjoy! :)

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