170 Switzerland – Rösti

Switzerland – Rösti

Fried potatoes like hash browns? What’s not to like? I couldn’t find speck locally so I used prosciutto. It turned out pretty good, but could have been better. I am not the biggest fan of Prosciutto in this application, but to me using bacon is the way to go. Everyones palate is different and I respect that. I would definitely use bacon next time.

Ingredients

27 oz (750 g) Yellow Potatoes

About 1/4 of Onion

2,5 oz (70 g) Speck*

1 teaspoon Salt

Freshly ground Black Pepper

1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

*Speck is an Italian cured pork meat, similar to Prosciutto Crudo, but smoked and cured with

some herbs like rosemary. It’s typical from the Italian region called Alto Adige-Südtirol. If you

can’t find it, you can use other pork meat as Prosciutto Crudo, Pancetta or Bacon.

Directions:

Chop the Speck.

Use the large holes of the grater to grate onion and peeled yellow potatoes.

Transfer the potatoes grated into a kitchen/tea towel and squeeze as much liquid as you can.

Place the squeezed potatoes into a large bowl: add grated onion, chopped speck, salt and

black pepper. Stir to combine.

Grease a non-stick pan with olive oil, absorb the excess of oil with a kitchen paper. Heat the oil

over medium heat. Use an ice cream scoop to take equal amounts of potato mixture (about 2

tablespoons) and add to the pan. Use the back of a spoon to flatten the patties. Cook about 4

patties at a time.

Cook over medium heat until browned, about 7 minutes per side.

Repeat with remaining potato mixture.

Original recipe found here:

Author: martymadeitproductions

A Home Chef's Journey

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