Rosti With Bacon, Mushrooms, Onion, and Havarti

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

I had no clue what a Rosti was until I read the recipe. We always called them hashbrowns and didn't add anything to them, just shredded potatoes. However, these are jazzed up and I think they're awesome. I adapted the recipe from Tyler's Ultimate. I loved the idea of adding things to the potatoes and can't wait to experiment with other stuff like pepper-jack cheese, sausage, cheddar cheese, and green peppers...oh gosh, just about anything goes with these babies! I hope you like them as much as I did!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the potatoes in their skins for 20 minutes, drain and leave to cool.
  2. Peel them and using a cheese grater, grate them into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with salt.
  3. In a frying pan saute the bacon and onions and thyme.
  4. Add mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes until soft.
  5. Combine with the potatoes and mix gently, taking care not to mash them too much.
  6. Heat oil in a frying pan and add 3 or 4 spoonfuls of the mixture (See cook's note at the bottom.)
  7. Using a spatula, pat the mixture into a round flat cake.
  8. Brown it over a high heat.
  9. When the bottom side is cooked flip it over.
  10. Repeat with remaining potatoes to make 6 cakes.
  11. Put 1/2 tablespoon of butter and a slice of cheese on each cake and melt under a hot grill or broiler.
  12. *Cook's note: We find that it's better to cook the Rosti individually using 3 or 4 spoonfuls to serve 1 person.
Most Helpful

Really sorry, we were so looking forward to this, but the whole thing ended up in the trash. Maybe we did something wrong???

The Normans October 22, 2014

Delicious! I made this in honor of Redneck Epicurean for ZWT3 and was not disappointed. It reminds me of the hashbrowns my mother used to make. The thyme and havarti was a nice addition. I could not find plain havarti and so used havarti with dill. I think that just gave them an even better herb flavoring. Definitely a keeper.

Alskann May 29, 2007

great recipe i love any thing with mushrooms and havarti . i miss you girl . dee

Dienia B. May 28, 2007