• 2 lbs. potatoes, boiled in their skins
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup diced bacon and or sliced onion
  • 2 oz. sliced Gruyere (5-6slices)


Rosti (fried potatoes) are very popular in Bern Switzerland and special pottery dishes with festive borders are made especially for the dish. It is popular in other Cantons of Switzerland as well, especially wherever cheese making enjoys a long tradition.

Peel and shred potatoes. Heat butter in skillet, add potatoes, diced bacon and or onions and sprinkle with salt. When a crust begins to form on the bottom, turn the rosti, top with cheese slices and press down. Cover tightly so that the cheese will melt nicely and bake until golden brown. Serve onto a plate. Cheese rosti goes especially well with fried sausage and browned onion rings. Such a hearty cheese rosti can make an exciting meal on its own, however, if served with a lot of green salad and wine or beer, or if you prefer, cafe au lait.

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Submitted 9/25/05.
Source: Culinary Excursion thru Switzerland
Submitted By: Sheila Nelson
Cheese Rosti "Kaserosti"