Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

Rösti often spelled Röschti in Switzerland according to the Swiss German consisting mainly of potatoes, similar to hash browns Many Swiss people consider rösti a national breakfast dish. It is more commonly served to accompany other dishes such as Cervelas or Fleischkäse. The basic Rösti consists of nothing but potato, Berner has added bacon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel the parboiled potatoes, grate into thin strips and mix with the salt.
  2. Heat the butter and lard (or all butter) in a non stick frying pan. Add the diced bacon and potato and fry gently, stirring frequently.
  3. Bring together into a cake and cover with an upside-down plate. Fry over gentle heat for 20 minutes.
  4. Pour the milk over the top and fry, covered, for about another 10 minutes. Tip out onto the plate and serve .
Most Helpful

Very delicious recipe. I fried the potatoes in the bacon drippings and it was delicious. Threw a little swiss cheese over the top for some added zest. Delicious! Thanks Rita! ZWT 7.

Wendelina June 26, 2011

This is delicious! I love the bacon in this. Made for ZWT7.

Lainey6605 June 15, 2011

Another delightful recipe from Rita~! The bacon really makes this simple rosti into something special. I used some additional bacon drippings for the lard. Yum!

under12parsecs June 14, 2011