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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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 Recipe

7 Reviews for Ham & Swiss Rosti

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!

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4 comments

Anonymous wrote 9 weeks 17 hours 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.

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.

good flavor
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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!

Easy, delicious and quick to assemble
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11/17/2010
Anonymous

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!

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Anonymous wrote 29 weeks 5 days ago

One TB of oil for an entire

One TB of oil for an entire pan is not frying. Swiss cheese is typically a lower-fate cheese. If you buy (or make) hash brown that are ONLY made from potatoes, they aren't high in fat. It's all about portion control and serving this with fresh veggies instead of buttered toast, etc.

Anonymous wrote 44 weeks 6 days ago

Under 300 calories, it is low

Under 300 calories, it is low calorie. There's not that much cheese, and it really isn't fried.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

I would say it is definitely

I would say it is definitely low-calorie. Just because a food has cheese and potatoes does not automatically make it a high-calorie food. It is all about portion sizes. This dish is under 300 calories per serving so I would definitely say it is a low-calorie dinner option!

09/03/2010

my mom, sister both loved it! i added a spoonful of garlic flavored boursin cheese and used mozarella cheese instead. delish recipe!

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