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Potato Rostis
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Potato Rösti

Potato rösti’s are simple potato cakes that are crispy on the outside and almost creamy in the middle. They are the perfect snack on their own or as a base for a wide range of dishes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: Swiss
Keyword: black pepper, onion, potato, salt
Servings: 2 people


  • 2 large potatoes (waxy potatoes are best)
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 tbsp non-dairy butter
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Coarsely grate the potatoes and onion.
  • Season liberally with a good pinch of salt and a little pepper.
  • Squeeze out any excess moisture and form into patties.
  • Melt the non-dairy butter in a pan until sizzling.
  • Add the patties and press down lightly.
  • Fry the patties for 5 minutes by which point it should start to be forming a crisp base. 
  • Give the pan a shake to loosen the potato and prevent it from sticking. 
  • Cook for another 5 minutes or until it is golden and crisp.
  • Flip the patties carefully and add the rest of the non-dairy butter to the pan.
  • Cook for another 10 minutes or until that side is also golden brown and crisp.
  • Serve while still hot!


Not confident in flipping the rösti? Have no fear! My top tip is to slide the rösti on to a plate first before turning over into the pan.