Small Rostis, Secret Recipe, 3 Ingredients!

Recipe by Zurie
READY IN: 18mins
YIELD: 4 patties


  • 4
    potatoes, medium, peeled
  • 1
    egg white, large
  • 2
    teaspoons salt, sea salt, flaky (like Maldon)
  • olive oil (for frying)


  • Grate the peeled potatoes on a fairly rough grater. Put in a sieve, season with sea salt flakes, and mix in the salt, to draw out liquid. Later you'll press out extra liquid with your hands.
  • Leave for a while over a bowl, as it will shed liquid. It does not matter if the potatoes change colour.
  • (You can do this ahead, time 30 mins - 2 hrs, not important).
  • Whisk the egg white with an electric whisk until very stiff. (I add a pinch of Cream of Tartar to the egg white, as it stabilizes the white so it keeps its shape).
  • Heat a nonstick utensil over high heat, and add some olive oil.
  • Press out any extra liquid from the potato, put into a clean bowl, and fold in the whipped egg white. You might not even need all the egg white -- judge for yourself.
  • Make sure your oil is quite hot. Roughly divide the potato and egg-white mixture into four, and add heaped tablespoons to the hot oil.
  • Fry on one side until golden brown, and then on other side. This will take about 7 - 10 minutes.
  • Keep in mind: you could add chopped onion, spring onion, garlic, parsley, etc. to the mixture.
  • The main discovery was how well the whipped egg white held together the grated potato!