Ham & Swiss Rosti

March/April 2007, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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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.

"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! "
Ham & Swiss Rosti

11 Reviews for Ham & Swiss Rosti

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.

Mix now/cook later with easy ingredients that have a good "shelf" life
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.

Tastes good, fairly easy to make
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.

promising ingredients
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.

Quick, tastes good, appeals to all family
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!

Comments (3)


_177373 wrote 18 weeks 3 days ago

It serves 4!!!! 1/4 of a

It serves 4!!!! 1/4 of a large egg per person!!! 1 c of potatoes per person. That is pretty decent portion control.

Anonymous wrote 32 weeks 12 hours ago

This is 262 calories per

This is 262 calories per serving, is low in sodium, and served with vegetables. That's why it's for weight loss/heart health. It's not fried- fried means fully submerged in oil.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

Potatoes are a vegetable, so

Potatoes are a vegetable, so you can eat it. It won't prevent you from losing weight. Egg yolks are good for you, the not eating that part is ancient history. You do have to be carefull and check cholesterol, but you CAN eat whole egg... And fried, we fry a lot of stuff in the pan. There is a difference between deep fried and fried.

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