Recipe: Ham, Cheese And Egg Rosti


This dish brings back a lot of memories for Barry. When he worked in Switzerland this was a firm favourite when he returned from a long day on the slopes. Proper comfort food and stacked full of energy... a swiss potato rosti is unbelievably delicious considering the simplicity of its ingredients! What food brings back memories for you?


  • 750 g charlotte potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 glug olive oil
  • 30 g butter
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 chunk cooked smoked ham
  • 50 g Gruyere cheese
  • 50 g red Leicester cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 glug sunflower oil
grate the potatoes

Step 1

Grate The Potatoes

Grate the potatoes coarsely and squeeze any excessive moisture out of them.

slice the onion

Step 2

Slice The Onion

Peel and finely slice the onion. Toss the potato and onion together in a bowl with salt and pepper and some thyme leaves.

cook the potato

Step 3

Cook The Potato

Heat the oil in a large oven-proof pan and start to cook the potato mix over a medium heat for 10 minutes, turning occasionally.

preheat the oven

Step 4

Preheat The Oven

Preheat an oven to 220°C.

turn the potato mixture

Step 5

Turn The Potato Mixture

Turn the potato mixture around in the pan one last time, then press down.


Step 6


Place dots of butter on top and around the sides of the rösti. Bake the dish for 20 minutes.

add the cheese and ham

Step 7

Add The Cheese And Ham

Grate or chop the cheese and pull the ham apart into strips. Scatter both onto the cooked, golden and crispy rösti for a final 2 minutes of cooking.

fry the eggs

Step 8

Fry The Eggs

Fry the eggs in a non-stick frying pan for 2 minutes so cooked but the yolk still runny. Transfer the eggs on top of the rösti dish, garnish with fresh thyme sprigs and a crack of black pepper then serve. Serves 2

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