Rosti with bacon, mushrooms and onions

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time65 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyMedium
6 large baking potatoes
1 tbsp salt
100g smoked bacon, thinly sliced vertically
100g onion, diced
1 sprig thyme
100g mushrooms, diced
2 tbsps oil
55g butter
6 slices Gruyere
Serving suggestion: green salad
1) Boil the potatoes in their skins for 20 minutes, drain and leave to cool. Peel them. Using a cheese grater, grate them into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with salt.

2) In a frying pan saute the bacon and onions. Strip the leaves off the sprigs of thyme into the pan. Add mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes until soft. Combine with the potatoes and mix gently, taking care not to mash them too much.

3) Heat oil in a frying pan and add 3 or 4 spoonfuls of the mixture, See cook's note*. Using a spatula, pat the mixture into a round flat cake. Brown it over a high heat. When the bottom side is cooked flip it over. Repeat with remaining potatoes to make 6 cakes.

4) Put 6g of butter and a slice of Gruyere on each cake and melt under a hot grill or broiler. Turn the Rosti onto a plate and serve with a green salad, if desired.

*Cook's note: We find that it's better to cook the Rosti individually. 3 or 4 spoonfuls will serve 1 person.

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