Ridiculously Delicious Rösti

Vegetable Rösti with Tomato-Corn Relish

Let’s go ahead and address the first thing you’re probably wondering (as I was when I initially heard the word), what the heck is a Rösti?? 

Well, basically, it’s similar to a potato pancake or hash brown patty. They’re commonly eaten for breakfast or as a side dish in Switzerland. They are usually pan fried, but can also be baked in the oven. Although basic rösti consists of nothing but potato, a number of additional ingredients are sometimes added, such as bacon, onion, cheese, apple or fresh herbs. Adding these extra ingredients is often considered to be a regional touch. They are also just delicious, especially when you get creative and add seasonings and/or toppings. If you don’t want to use the Tomato-Corn relish feel free to use a different type of relish, salsa or even marinated mushrooms or sautéed onions.

Tomato-Corn Relish

  • 3 cups fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 2 small tomatoes, chopped (1½ cups)
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil ( I used 1 heaping TBSP. dried basil)
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbs. chopped onion
  • 3 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic

Rosti

  • 2 medium white potatoes (sometimes I use 1 white & 1 sweet potato)
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 small zucchini
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour (feel free to use gluten free flour if needed)
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1. To make Tomato-Corn Relish: Combine all ingredients in bowl. Set aside.

2. To make Rosti: Grate potatoes, carrots, and zucchini onto clean kitchen towel. Wrap towel around vegetables, and squeeze to remove excess liquid. Transfer vegetables to bowl, and stir in onion, flour, and garlic. Fold in eggs, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

3. Coat large skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Spoon 2 Tbsp. Rosti mixture for 
each patty, shaping with spoon to make patties. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until bottoms are crisp. Carefully flip with spatula, and cook 2 minutes more, or until browned on both sides. Serve with Tomato-Corn Relish.

Nutritional Information

Serves 4

Per Serving (6 rosti and 3/4 cup relish):

  • Calories: 328
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Total Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 57 g
  • Cholesterol: 93 mg
  • Sodium: 105 mg
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Sugar: 15 g
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