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Bernese Roesti (Rosti)

Bernese Roesti (Rosti)

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Swiss


Rösti, Roesti or Rööschti is a Swiss dish prepared with potatoes, sautéed or shallow-fried in a pan typically served during breakfast.  Bernese Roesti adds bacon to it.


Units Scale
  • 500 g potatoes, boiled (half cooked) with skin
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 white onions, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup fried bacon bits
  • 1/2 cup Colby cheese


  1. Peel the cooked potatoes, place them in a fridge for 30 minutes then grate using a coarse grater.
  2. In a pan add butter and onions, cook until onions are transparent.
  3. Add grated potatoes and bacon according to your liking.  Mix well for around 3 minutes.
  4. Press the potato mixture to form a flat cake, fry one side until its golden and crunchy then flip the pressed potato to its other side and cook until golden and crunchy.
  5. Top with Colby cheese while hot then serve.