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Rösti in Singapore

Post by malcontent » Sun, 28 Aug 2022 9:30 am

About a month back when we traveled to Switzerland I picked up a 5 pack of rösti for Sfr10 (price was too good to pass up) and we brought it back to Singapore. It was so good that it motivated me to find a way to make my own. My first two attempts turned out way better than expected, and it’s so simple. Here is the recipe:

Peel and shred 2-3 potatoes
Ball up in a cloth, twist/wring out water
Add 1 egg, 1/4 c flour, 1 tsp salt
Mix well and flatten to 1cm thick
Add oil to a pan and fry on low-ish heat
Cook for about 8 minutes on each side

I just use normal Indonesian potatoes, nothing special. It has turned to be almost better than the Swiss ones! Thought I’d share in case anyone else is interested to try.
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Post by abbby » Sun, 28 Aug 2022 9:44 am

Thanks for sharing your rosti recipe! I just had the Ikea ones and totally disliked it. Guess I'll be having to make my own...
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Re: Rösti in Singapore

Post by nelyanne » Sun, 28 Aug 2022 4:37 pm

From my side, I'd also recommend adding melted ghee to potatoes. I use it instead of egg and flour.

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Post by Lisafuller » Sun, 28 Aug 2022 8:59 pm

malcontent wrote:
Sun, 28 Aug 2022 9:30 am
About a month back when we traveled to Switzerland I picked up a 5 pack of rösti for Sfr10 (price was too good to pass up) and we brought it back to Singapore. It was so good that it motivated me to find a way to make my own. My first two attempts turned out way better than expected, and it’s so simple. Here is the recipe:

Peel and shred 2-3 potatoes
Ball up in a cloth, twist/wring out water
Add 1 egg, 1/4 c flour, 1 tsp salt
Mix well and flatten to 1cm thick
Add oil to a pan and fry on low-ish heat
Cook for about 8 minutes on each side

I just use normal Indonesian potatoes, nothing special. It has turned to be almost better than the Swiss ones! Thought I’d share in case anyone else is interested to try.
Wow, just 4 ingredients! And salt, eggs and flour or all things you’d have at home anyway. I’ve got a handful of russets that may be good for this.

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Post by Lisafuller » Sun, 28 Aug 2022 8:59 pm

abbby wrote:
Sun, 28 Aug 2022 9:44 am
Thanks for sharing your rosti recipe! I just had the Ikea ones and totally disliked it. Guess I'll be having to make my own...
IKEA ones were terrible! Very soggy

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Post by Lisafuller » Sun, 28 Aug 2022 9:00 pm

nelyanne wrote:
Sun, 28 Aug 2022 4:37 pm
From my side, I'd also recommend adding melted ghee to potatoes. I use it instead of egg and flour.
How much ghee would you add? The same quantity as the eggs and flour or do you just eyeball it?

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Re: Rösti in Singapore

Post by malcontent » Sun, 28 Aug 2022 9:41 pm

Lisafuller wrote:
Sun, 28 Aug 2022 9:00 pm
nelyanne wrote:
Sun, 28 Aug 2022 4:37 pm
From my side, I'd also recommend adding melted ghee to potatoes. I use it instead of egg and flour.
How much ghee would you add? The same quantity as the eggs and flour or do you just eyeball it?
When I put together my recipe, I saw some that called for adding butter around the edges as it cooked. I try to avoid butter when I can (I consume too much already) but I’m sure that would make it taste even more amazing.
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Re: Rösti in Singapore

Post by rajagainstthemachine » Sun, 28 Aug 2022 11:30 pm

Send via grab can hor?
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Post by Lisafuller » Mon, 29 Aug 2022 3:28 pm

malcontent wrote:
Sun, 28 Aug 2022 9:41 pm
Lisafuller wrote:
Sun, 28 Aug 2022 9:00 pm
nelyanne wrote:
Sun, 28 Aug 2022 4:37 pm
From my side, I'd also recommend adding melted ghee to potatoes. I use it instead of egg and flour.
How much ghee would you add? The same quantity as the eggs and flour or do you just eyeball it?
When I put together my recipe, I saw some that called for adding butter around the edges as it cooked. I try to avoid butter when I can (I consume too much already) but I’m sure that would make it taste even more amazing.
Perhaps frying them in olive oil would be a better option?

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Post by Lisafuller » Mon, 29 Aug 2022 3:29 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
Sun, 28 Aug 2022 11:30 pm
Send via grab can hor?
Know you’re kidding but if you ever actually consider ordering rostis to be delivered, don’t. The condensation in the packaging makes them incredibly soggy, a little wet too. Very gross.

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Post by sailtraveller » Mon, 29 Aug 2022 6:02 pm

After going "by mistake" to Mövenpick *sigh* - what's the exact reason for people going off their head for ............ Rösti ! And paying those prices for potato peelings.

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Post by Lisafuller » Mon, 29 Aug 2022 9:45 pm

sailtraveller wrote:
Mon, 29 Aug 2022 6:02 pm
After going "by mistake" to Mövenpick *sigh* - what's the exact reason for people going off their head for ............ Rösti ! And paying those prices for potato peelings.
I think Marche makes pretty good rostis! Granted, they are extremely overpriced, but you pay for the “marketplace” environment and dishes cooked a la minute.

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Re: Rösti in Singapore

Post by nelyanne » Tue, 20 Sep 2022 12:07 pm

Lisafuller wrote:
Sun, 28 Aug 2022 9:00 pm
nelyanne wrote:
Sun, 28 Aug 2022 4:37 pm
From my side, I'd also recommend adding melted ghee to potatoes. I use it instead of egg and flour.
How much ghee would you add? The same quantity as the eggs and flour or do you just eyeball it?
Sorry, I can't tell the exact amount. I just estimate. A bit to the dough to make the shredded potato stick together, and a bit on the pan.
Ghee has a high smoking point so it is good for frying.

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Post by Lisafuller » Tue, 20 Sep 2022 11:24 pm

nelyanne wrote:
Tue, 20 Sep 2022 12:07 pm
Lisafuller wrote:
Sun, 28 Aug 2022 9:00 pm
nelyanne wrote:
Sun, 28 Aug 2022 4:37 pm
From my side, I'd also recommend adding melted ghee to potatoes. I use it instead of egg and flour.
How much ghee would you add? The same quantity as the eggs and flour or do you just eyeball it?
Sorry, I can't tell the exact amount. I just estimate. A bit to the dough to make the shredded potato stick together, and a bit on the pan.
Ghee has a high smoking point so it is good for frying.
Cool, I’m in Phuket right now, but I’ve got a couple potatoes at home that I assume will be close to sprouting by the time I’m back, so I’ll try this out.

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