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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Crisp bacon rosti with fried eggs.

Rösti or röschti is a Swiss dish consisting mainly of potatoes, in the style of a fritter.
It was originally a breakfast dish, commonly eaten by farmers in the canton of Bern, but is now eaten all over Switzerland and around the world.
Ingredients:
sunflower oil, for frying
2 rashers smoked back bacon, cut into small pieces
1 small onion, thinly sliced
500g/1lb 2oz floury potatoes, coarsely grated
2 free-range eggs
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 20cm/8in lidded frying pan, add the bacon and fry over a high heat until crisp.
Remove the bacon and set aside.
Add the onion to the pan and fry for 1 minute.
Cover, lower the heat and cook for 15 minutes, until soft and tender.
Put the potatoes inside a clean tea towel and wring out as much water as possible by squeezing the towel – this prevents the rosti from being soggy.
Put the potato in a bowl, add the onion and bacon.
Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
Return the pan to the heat and add 1 tablespoon oil.
When the oil is hot add the potato mixture.
Using the back of a spoon press the mixture into the pan so there is an even layer covering the whole pan.
Cook over a low heat for 5–10 minutes, then carefully turn over.
The easiest way is to turn it upside down onto a plate and then slide it back into the pan (you may need to add a little more oil into the pan first).
Cook the other side for 5–10 minutes, until golden and crisp.
Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the eggs until cooked to your liking.
Cut the rosti into wedges and divide between plates, top with the eggs and serve.

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