Autumnal Crispy Rosti

Autumnal Crispy Rosti, a traditional Swiss breakfast

Autumnal Crispy Rosti

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

14 minutes


4 people

A traditional Swiss farmers dish for breakfast, this crispy potato and vegetable-laden recipe is great any time of day and needs no other accompaniment. But if you want to classically enjoy it, add fried or poached eggs on top.


  • 3/4 cup turnip or parsnips, shredded
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 1/4 cup cooked, French-style green beans
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons apple sauce, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons pure olive oil


  • 1 In a large bowl, combine first 9 ingredients well; set aside.
  • 2 Heat oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high. When oil is shimmering, add the turnip mixture, spreading it out evenly.
  • 3 Let cook 2 minutes and then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook an additional 4 minutes.
  • 4 Remove lid, carefully flip over and continue to cook another 4-6 minutes, or until browned on bottom.
  • 5 Transfer to a serving platter, cut into 4 wedges and serve with side of cold applesauce.



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