This is a traditional Swiss potato dish. Potatoes are shredded, shaped into a cake and fried. Rösti is typically eaten for breakfast, but can be served as a side dish as well. Raw or cooked potatoes are used in this dish.
4 tbsp butter or oil
1 medium onion, diced
6 medium potatoes, peeled and shredded
Salt and pepper
In a large non-stick skillet, heat the butter or oil over medium-high heat. Add diced onions and cook until soft. Add shredded potatoes, salt and pepper. Cook covered for 10 minutes. stirring a couple of times. Firmly press down the potatoes with a spatula, to form a round cake. Cook uncovered for 5 minutes or until bottom is crispy and golden brown.. using a large plate, flip the cake, cook for 5 minutes more. Serve immediately.
Adapted from ALL ALONG THE RHINE by Kay Shaw Nelson