Rösti is a traditional Swiss potato pancake typically served as a side dish but we added ham and cheese to transform it into an easy weeknight supper. Enjoy with steamed asparagus and chunky applesauce on the side. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2007

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Beat egg in a large bowl. Stir in ham, 1/2 cup cheese, shallot, rosemary, pepper and salt. Add frozen potatoes and stir to combine.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pat the potato mixture into an even round in the pan. Cover and cook until browned and crispy on the bottom, 4 to 6 minutes.

  • Remove the pan from the heat. Place a rimless baking sheet on top. Wearing oven mitts, grasp the pan and baking sheet together and carefully invert, unmolding the rosti onto the baking sheet. Wipe out any browned bits from the pan. Return it to the heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Slide the rosti back into the pan. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese, cover and cook the second side until crispy and browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Slide onto a platter, cut into wedges and serve.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; 12.8 g total fat; 3.4 g saturated fat; 88 mg cholesterol; 247 mg sodium. 178 mg potassium; 13.3 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 21.1 g protein; 118 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 12 mcg folate; 271 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 20 mg magnesium;

Reviews (13)

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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2018
Having lived in Europe I missed having Rosti. I ve bought it in a package and it s lackluster unless dressed up. I have a lot to say about this one. One of the main complaints in the comments seems to be it was hard to flip. It is definitely important that a good nonstick pan is used for this dish. I used heavy duty foil as my cover. Before turning the Rosti I went around several times with a larger pancake turner each time loosening the potato from the pan using care not to break the round shape....patience will pay here. I slid it on a cookie sheet that had the heavy duty foil on top. (Please note the use of heavy duty) I then picked up the foil centered it low and then flipped over the pan. Worked well for me your mileage may vary. I used only the allotted olive oil in the recipe. No more or less. The smell through the house is heavenly! Just the subtle hint of the rosemary shined in aroma and in taste of the dish! I used some leftover spiral ham that we had in the fridge that worked perfectly and added extra depth to the dish. I followed the recipe to the letter which if you knew me you would know it doesn t happen often. I may be on a diet but I don t feel that means I m supposed to give up foods I enjoy or compromise with flavor. This was a very satisfying and enjoyable dish to make....it s going to be a keeper now! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/22/2017
Tried this with an additional egg. Still a sloppy mess to flip. Maybe I'll take the remaining slop that became a scrambled pile of gunk and make an egg slow cooker breakfast meal adding a dozen eggs. Don't bother with this recipe. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
03/12/2016
Pretty good with some tweaks On a Sunday I combined a bag of fresh hash browns Black Forest ham bits cheese two eggs rosemary salt and fresh ground pepper in a big plastic container. On Tuesday I cooked it using coconut oil which I've been experimenting with. It didn't hold together well but was really good. When I took the leftovers for lunch my office mate raved about how good it smelled. Next time I'll use Southwest seasoned hashbrowns. Pros: Mix now/cook later with easy ingredients that have a good shelf life Cons: Didn't hold together well but I'm considering it a skillet dish now Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/12/2015
Tastes OK but doesn't hold together Hash browns burn some but 1 egg is not enough to hold this together in a patty. Ended up with just loose potatoes and ham. Tasted OK. Pros: Tastes good fairly easy to make Cons: Doesn't stick together not really low calorie Read More
Rating: 1 stars
09/21/2014
Greasy messy and inedible Used a non stick pan (no actually two because the first one got coated with cheese and potatoes that couldn't even be scraped off) along with the recommended oil which did nothing to lubricate the dish and instead was sopped up by the sludgy 1/2 uncooked potato/ham mix. Such a greasy nasty mess that I simply threw it out. I guess when this comes up on the weight loss meal plan calendar order pizza instead. About as healthy and much easier to serve. Pros: promising ingredients Cons: impossible to cook Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2014
Quick and delicious but possible mistake in recipe When I first made this I had trouble with the cake staying together and for awhile I made it more as a scramble. But one time my husband made it and he said he felt it should cook for 14-16 minutes a side rather than 4-6. Now that I do that I get a lovely potato pancake! And what I love about Eating Well is that nothing is taboo. Potatoes eggs and cheese are not catastrophic in moderation. Pros: Quick tastes good appeals to all family Cons: Easy to eat more than one portion Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/02/2014
no bad idea if you are trying to lose weight this recipe is a recipe for disaster frozen hash browns? whole egg? fried. sorry I m sure its delicious but maybe for a treat once in a while if at all. Eat the asparagus its good for you! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/30/2012
Flavor was okay but it was very dry and in spite of using a non-stick pan stuck to the bottom and fell apart when I tried to flip it. Pros: good flavor Cons: dry Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2012
Flavorful filling and quick I made 1/2 of the recipe but used a full egg and I think the extra was necessary. The skillet was an 8 non-stick skillet but the rosti stuck and broke apart when I tried to invert it onto the cookie sheet. I wiped out the pan added the additional oil and did my best to slide the product back in. This serves two very nicely but if I make it again I will make 4 patties that can be flipped instead of trying to flip one big piece. My husband really liked the dish and I ate mine with my homemade cinnamon applesauce on top. YUM! Pros: Easy delicious and quick to assemble Cons: Hard to flip Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Great flavor! Even my ultra picky 16 month old ate this. You definitely need to use a nonstick pan (12 inch). I started out in a different pan and had to switch to a 10 inch nonstick because that was all I had and half of the rosti was stuck in the other pan. I had a hard time getting this to stick together but I think it was all the pan issue. Would certainly make again. CM Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
this sounds great i can't wett to try it Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
my mom sister both loved it! i added a spoonful of garlic flavored boursin cheese and used mozarella cheese instead. delish recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
It is delicious but why on earth is it classified as "low calorie"? Cheese melted into potatoes and fried in a pan? That doesn't count as low calorie-food sorry:) Quite enjoyable nonetheless! Read More