Monday, December 19, 2011

Breakfast Rösti / Hash Browns with Eggs

Actually I did not get breakfast in bed. I woke up early in the morning, made myself a quick breakfast in the kitchen, then brought it into my bedroom. Nobody brings me breakfast in bed, it's the sad truth. I wish I have a hubby (or a butler, at least) who brings me breakfast in bed every morning!

Anyway. My quick breakfast simply consisted of a cup of tea (from The Coffee Bean, but the mug is from Starbucks. This is called staying as neutral as Switzerland), a few slices of orange, and rösti/hash browns with eggs on top.

To be honest, I really have no idea what to call this dish. What is the difference between rösti and hash browns? They're basically the same, aren't they? Well, I know that rösti is Swiss and hash browns are American. However, according to the Idaho Potato Commission, hash browns may have developed out of rösti. I'm totally confused. I googled "what is the difference between rösti and hash browns" but I still couldn't figure out the difference between rösti and hash browns besides their names. (Is it like the difference between a pan and a skillet?)

Okay, maybe it doesn't matter. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to. It's just potato. Anyhow, here's how to make this "simple and tasty potato cake" step by step.


Butter or olive oil (olive oil is a healthier choice than butter!)

Optional: onions, ham, bacon, cheese, etc.


1. Peel the potatoes. (I used raw, starchy Russet potatoes.)

2. Grate them until your arm starts to feel paralyzed.

3. Squeeze water out of grated potatoes so they won't get gummy later.
4. Heat butter or oil in a pan, add grated potatoes and season with salt and pepper.
5. Cook until the bottom is golden brown. Place a plate on the potatoes and flip over.
Mmkay, mine wasn't exactly golden brown, but it was fine.
6. Add the eggs on top.
7. Cover the pan with a lid.

The eggs should be cooked in a few minutes.

Garnish with parsley and serve.

The eggs were cooked just the way I like them.

My rösti/hash browns weren't golden but rather gray. I'm not sure if it's because I did so poorly on step 3. It tasted fine, though.


  1. 우와 난또 현아언니 해준줄 알았자너 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
    나두 누가 이렇게 아침해주면 좋겠다 ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
    놀러가면 아침 이렇게 해주라 ㅠㅠㅠㅠ 형지 사랑해~~

  2. @sena's
    나도 먹고 언니한테도 차려줬지ㅋㅋ 놀러오면 아침 해줄게!

    @Christine's Pantry
    Thanks for the comment, Christine!

  3. hash browns or rosti, your dish looks great!

  4. @the food dude
    Haha, they're both just potatoes. Thanks, Dude!

  5. wow! that looks really delicious! thank you for sharing the recipe. I love potatoes so I'll do that one of these days! Lovely photos!

  6. @Yedy Calaguas
    Thank you! It's really easy to make and all you need is a potato :)

  7. this is just what i needed, thanks!

  8. Eggs & Potatoes! Great!