Jägerstübli rösti

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As good as the original


Which I can still taste now!

Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:817
Ready in:45 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:30 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:23rd October 2012

This is an attempt to re create a wonderful rosti we had in a rustic restaurant high in the mountains in Aspen / Under Eiger, Grindelwald. Sitting outside listening to the cows constantly ringing bells from over the road and whilst in the breathtaking scenery.

The original was nothing like the 'hash brown' type of rosti. More like a sumptuous pizza. The potato was also more like mash. The quality of the ingredients was what made it so special.

Ideally it should be baked in single-serving oven-proof dishes but as I don't have anything similarly suitable, I am going to use my faithful Le Creuset frying pan and serve it directly from there.


Printable 🖨 shopping 🛒 list & 👩‍🍳 method for this recipe

melted cheese topping


Mise en place


  1. Boil the potatoes for 12 minutes in their skins - I used fairly small Maris Pipers, larger potatoes may need a few minutes more. Ideally they should be slightly undercooked at this stage.
  2. Grate the potatoes, a food processor is ideal for this, especially if they are very hot. I leave the skins but that's a personal preference.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and mix in a tablespoon of chopped herbs
  4. Gently fry the onions for 5 minutes in a tablespoon of olive oil or butter.
  5. Mix the potatoes in with the onion mixture and and spread out to fill the whole pan
  6. Gently fry for 10 minutes, shimmying the pan now and then to prevent sticking. Flip the rosti over and fry for another 5 minutes. Use a plate to flip the rosti. Invert the plate over the pan, together, turn the plate and pan upside-down, once the rosti is on the plate, put the pan the right way up and slide the rosti into it.
  7. Mix the ingredients for the cheese mixture ensuring the flour coats the cheese.
  8. Layer the ham on top of the potatoes and cover evenly with the cheese mixture
  9. Grill for 5 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and slightly toasted.

Serving suggestions

Sprinkle with paprika, mixed herbs, salt and pepper.


Add a fried egg each on the top of the rosti if you don't think this will be enough cholesterol!

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Chef's notes

The File:Jagerstubli rosti we had used dried herbs but I much prefer fresh herbs. Use what you have available, parsley, chives, chervil would work very well in this.

My version was very, very good but it still didn't have anything like as much cheese as the original.

Follow the RSPCA Think Pig Checklist to make sure that your pork has come from pigs that have been reared to higher welfare standards.

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