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    Rösti (Swiss Potato Cake With Onion)

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    11 hrs 45 mins

    45 mins

    11 hrs

    Sandi (From CA)'s Note:

    In Zurich, a German-speaking city, practically every bar and beer hall garnishes its big plates of meat with this kind of hash brown cake; it might be “cheese” or “onion” or “plain” Rösti, but you’ll always be happy to see it. Refrigerating the whole baked potatoes overnight makes them much easier to grate. Special equipment: an adjustable blade slicer fitted with julienne blade, a food processor fitted with medium shredding disk, or a box grater. Chill time is included in total time. From Gourmet Magazine.

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    1. 1
      Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F.
    2. 2
      Prick potatoes in several places with a fork. Bake potatoes in a large shallow baking pan until tender when pierced with a sharp knife, about 1 ½ hours.
    3. 3
      Transfer to a rack to cool completely, then chill, uncovered, at least 8 hours.
    4. 4
      Peel potatoes, then shred with slicer into a bowl. Coarsely grate onion on large teardrop-shaped holds of a box grater, then wrap in 2 layers of paper towels and squeeze gently to remove excess moisture. Toss together potatoes, onion, salt and pepper with a fork.
    5. 5
      Heat 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon oil in a 7- to 8-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides, then add potatoes, spreading them evenly and tamping them down with a rubber spatula.
    6. 6
      Reduce heat to moderate and cook Rösti until underside is a golden brown, about 5 minutes.
    7. 7
      Wearing oven mitts, invert a flat plate over skillet, then invert Rösti onto plate.
    8. 8
      Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter and remaining tablespoon oil to skillet and the until foam subsides, then slice Rösti (browned side up) back into skillet with robber spatula.
    9. 9
      Cook until underside is golden brown, about 5 minutes.
    10. 10
      Transfer to a cutting board and cut into 6 wedges.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 26, 2010

      It was too time consuming for me,but it's my fault for not looking more carefully at the recipe before tagging it. I prefer the other version,the faster one/

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    Nutritional Facts for Rösti (Swiss Potato Cake With Onion)

    Serving Size: 1 (146 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 214.5
    Calories from Fat 111
    Total Fat 12.3 g
    Saturated Fat 5.4 g
    Cholesterol 20.3 mg
    Sodium 296.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 1.7 g
    Protein 2.3 g

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