Rösti: Homemade Hash Browns

My hubby loves hash browns and how they’re made has baffled me since I realized how much he likes them. I did the next best thing which was to buy frozen ones in the grocery to cook at home. One day though, Rusky came home with a Rösti kit to serve some guests for dinner. I didn’t know what that was then and watched eagerly as he and our friend Bon prepared it on our electric grill. Turns out, they’re similar (if not the same) to hash browns! Rösti is a Swedish dish and I guess hash browns are the American equivalent. They weren’t as perfectly shaped as the ones from McDonald’s or the grocery because you shape them yourself but definitely tasted just as good.

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I’ve finally gotten around to trying to make my own so that I wouldn’t have to buy frozen ones anymore. Because they’re homemade, I can shape them into anything I or my kids want. As always, I tried injecting a little bit more nutrition to the basic fried potato.

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potatoes

 

Rösti How To

 

  1. Grate the potatoes and broccoli flowers. Save the stems for another dish.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a pan, smear with oil or butter.
  4. Spoon the grated mixture into the pan and shape them into small cirles or, in our case, Mickey Mouse.
  5. Once golden brown, turn it over.
  6. Drain off excess oil and serve hot (well, warm for the kids).

rosti

Up the Nutrition

  • Add even more veggies like carrots and celery.
  • Add chia or sesame seeds.
  • Make it a complete meal with protein by adding ground chicken, beef or pork or fish flakes.

Healthy tips

 

  • Use a non stick pan or grill so there wouldn’t be any need for oil. Though for kids, a little of the good fat is ok.
  • Add even more veggies like carrots and celery.
  • Make it a complete meal with protein by adding ground chicken, beef or pork or fish flakes.

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