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Spiced Potato Rosti

Ingredients

1 x dessertspoon of Saffron Tree TOGETHER Spice Blend
2 x medium-sized potatoes
1 x medium onion
30g clarified butter or Ghee (it’s the same thing), melted, plus 2 x extra tsps for frying
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Peel the potatoes and grate on the most course side of a box grater.
  2. Grate the onion in the same way.
  3. Transfer the grated onion and potato to a bowl, add the salt and pepper and mix together.
  4. Give the mix a gentle squeeze with your hands and discard the starch fluid from the bowl, should any appear. Don’t squeeze too hard – we still need some starch left in there to stick our rosti together while cooking.
  5. Add the spice blend and the clarified butter, and mix with a fork.
  6. Now at this point you have a choice. You can make one large rosti and cut it into portions or several smaller individual ones. We will make the individual ones here.
  7. Divide your rosti mix into 4 on a chopping board. Shape the rosti into 3.5cm thick rounds. You can use a chef’s ring, if you prefer, but I like the ragged edges, as they go really crispy.
  8. In a large frying pan, over a medium-low heat, put a dessertspoonful of oil and two teaspoonfuls of clarified butter.
  9. When the oil and butter are hot, transfer your rosti to the pan. After 5 minutes of cooking gently, put some pressure on your rosti with the back of a spatula just to encourage them to stick together.
  10. Fry for 5 more minutes on one side or until golden brown. Gently flip them over and cook for a further 6 minutes. At this point you should have wonderfully crisp rosti on the outside and a soft spicy potato centre on the inside.

Serving Suggestions

We like to serve the rosti with poached eggs or curried scrambled eggs, with one egg on each rosti. We also add a sprinkling of olive oil and a dusting of Saffron Tree TOGETHER Spice Blend onto the eggs and finish with some sea salt flakes. If you fancy some streaky bacon, you can serve it with the spicy rosti with confidence. These rosti are even great with kippers!

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