Saturday, July 01, 2017

Giant Potato Roesti

Roesti consists primarily of grated potato and is very easy to make. Even faster and easier if you have a grating machine, but much more fun if you grate the potatoes by hand. Roestis can be made as one big pan and then cut, or formed as individual servings and then cooked. They are typically flavored with salt, pepper, and sometimes onion or shallot, but I added a little extra flavoring. And of course the key is to cook in plenty of oil or butter.
Giant Potato Roesti
2 large baking potatoes, peeled and grated on a cheese grater (or use a machine if you have one)
salt and pepper
garlic powder
dried cilantro
soy sauce
hot chili sauce
about 1/2 cup all purpose flour

Make sure the potatoes don't have any excess moisture. Then mix together with all the ingredients, seasoning as desired. To check for seasoning, fry a teaspoon of the mixture in oil until cooked and taste. Check the consistency, you should be able to grab a fistful of the mixture and have it stick together in a ball. If it is still too wet, add more flour as needed. 

Coat a large frying pan with oil. Pat the potato mixture evenly into the pan. Cook over medium heat until bottom is browned. Carefully flip to the other side and cook again until browned. Then place on a baking sheet and bake at 425F until inside is cooked through. Cut into wedges and enjoy!

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