Roesti....A Different Procedure

All I am doing in my blog is to give you ideas on how you can make certain dishes in different ways or just give you ideas you can elaborate on with your culinary skills and imagination. All what cooking is about is " Inovation  -  Inovation -  Inovation "....
Roesti or as the Americans would call it- hash browns. I made one mistake in this recipe. The mistake was to line the cookie sheet with oven paper. It got soggy making it difficult to cut the Roesti in good clear cut squares.  I wish I had a plancha!! Everything tastes better on this plate.

I have already talked about Roesti on February 7th 2011 where I make it round, thick in a pan on the fire stove not baked in the oven.

This version is easy.


  • 1.5 kg of pealed potatoes.
  • 1/3 cup fresh butter melted.
  • 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped.
  • Salt, pepper, nutmeg.
  • Cookie sheet with shallow sides.
  • No oven paper even if you see it in the picture.
  • Preheat your oven to statick 220 degrees Celsius.
  • Boil potatoes for 5 minutes.
  • Strain, and run cold water over them to stop cooking.
  • Grate potatoes in a thick grater.
  • Grease rectangular pan with a brush using the melted butter.
  • Add chopped garlic in remaining butter in a pan and heat till butter gets that wonderful garlicky smell. Turn off heat.
  • Loosely fill rectangular pan. Half way add some salt, pepper, nutmeg.

  • Continue to loosely adding the grated potatoes till all potatoes have been added.
  • Brush the surface of the grated potatoes with the garlic butter till all the butter is finished.

  • Sprinkle salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or till surface has taken a beautiful brownish colour.
  • Cool for 5 minutes and serve by cutting into big or small squares.
Note: As mentioned above I am advising you not to line the cookie sheet with oven paper because mine oven paper became soggy and could not cut proper squares.

I love this side dish.


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