Swiss traditional food carries the influence of French, German and Italian cuisine. Swiss dishes tend to be plain and made from simple ingredients, such as potatoes and cheese. Rösti, mainly consisting of potatoes, is a perfect example of Swiss cuisine…
Rösti is an Alpine favourite. Traditionally, it is considered a Swiss-German favourite, but this doesn't prevent the French-speaking part of the country to eat it too. In fact, this dish has become such a strong cultural symbol that it has given its name to the “Röstigraben” (in English Rösti-ditch), a humorous term used to refer to the cultural boundary between the German and French regions of the country.
Crisp on the outside, soft and meltingly within, if you have a taste for fried potatoes you will love this recipe! All you really need is some firm potatoes, parboiled to give a soft, melting interior, and fried in plenty of hot butter and goose fat until crisp.
If you’re worried this might be too plain a dish (don't worry!) just add an onion, some bacon, and/or Alpine cheese.