Basler Rosti With Bacon and Onion

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Deantini

This yummy rosti version contains bacon and onions. Potatoes are best if cooked the day before.

Top Review by K9 Owned

This is getting a five from bacon loving DH. I must be a freak because I thought I would prefer it with less bacon. :) I started this in a non stick pan that turned out to stick like heck! When I inverted the plate (seriously hot btw) the bottom crust remained in the pan. Undaunted I hauled out the pan I should have used in the first place - cast iron. I stuck the bottom back on and finished them in that. We thoroughly enjoyed these potatoes. Thanks for posting. Made for Food.Commandos ~ ZWT 7

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs potatoes, cooked, skin on, completely cooled
  • 12 onion, cut into very fine onion rings
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons lard (or use butter or oil)
  • 50 g bacon, diced
  • 1 -2 tablespoon milk


  1. Peel potatoes, grate or cut into thin strips and mix with the salt.
  2. Cut onions into very fine onion rings.
  3. Melt the butter and lard (or oil) in a frying pan. Add the diced bacon, onions and potato and fry gently, stirring gently and frequently. If you want a slimmer version, you can pre-cook the bacon and this way omit the bacon fat.
  4. Bring together into a cake and cover with an upside-down plate. Fry over gentle heat for 20 minutes.
  5. Pour the milk over the top and fry, covered, for about another 10 minutes. Tip out onto the plate and serve.

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