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

9 Reviews for Ham & Swiss Rosti

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 (1)


Anonymous wrote 34 weeks 3 days 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.


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
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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