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November 08, 2010

Oh my goodness! I've been searching for a good roesti recipe since moving back from Switzerland where I enjoyed it at restaurants and from the supermarket! Who knew it could be so easy?! For this recipe I found it important to keep a lid on the frying pan..I did this and found that the potatoes got a lot softer because they boiled a little bit more from the excess steam...I also like to mix it up a little bit so one time I added a little bit of chopped onion and sauted it in the butter before adding the potato..yum yum! To flip the roesti I simply did what I do with omletes...I waited until a nice crust had developed on the bottom and I could move it around a little bit in the pan if I shook it...I then slid it gently onto a plate, flipped my frying pan over the roesti that was on the plate while holding the plate and turned the whole thing over while holding the bottom of the plate and the handle of the frying pan in one quick motion so that the top of the roesti was now on the bottom of the frying pan! Easy as can be! :) I also added some grated cheese to the top of it and stuck the lid back on while the bottom cooked - cheddar of course..mmm! That part definitely isn't Swiss..but I love's the best of both worlds! This has become a very popular and very asked about potato dish in our house!

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