Friday, February 19, 2010

Swiss Adventure- Rosti and Halomi at home

During our trip to Switzerland (Interlaken), we hurried to try the local cusine. Cheese Fondue with white wine-checked. Rosti- Checked. While I wasn't ready to try out the strong cheese fondue at home (just didn't sit too well in my tummy), I love love love the rosti.

Re-creating dishes that we try and love overseas back at our humble kitchen is one of my passions. While our little rosti cakes did not look anything like what we had in Switzerland, it brought us back memories. The human brain is so amazing, recording our memories not just by sight, but by all senses. Having this, just brought us back a little more of what we have experienced. I can't help but drool with the sight of the runny egg on a bed of potato!

At home, I grated the potato, added some melted spread, season and proceeded to shape them in little cakes. It worked really well and turned crispy despite not having much oil added to the pan. I suppose it would have to be the butter on the potato cakes.

The shredded delights hit a big spot in us. We paired it with a light salad with grilled halomi cheese.  While I tried this cheese briefly in cafes, I have not thought of using it in salads before. Grilling it made it slightly crispy and I was greeted with the crispy outer and creamy cheesey insides. Superb!

Rosti with Halomi Salad (Serves 3-4) 
50 grams of Halomi cheese sliced to 2 pieces

2 potato grated
2 tablespoon of spread melted 
lots of freshly cracked pepper
1 tsp of chilli flakes 
1 tsp of minced garlic 
1 tsp of mixed herbs 
sea salt  
Mixed all ingredients together. Shape into patties. Preheat pan with a little oil. Fry rosti up.
ps- I like my potato with a little bite so I didn't pre boil it.  

Grilled Halomi- Preheat another pan with oil. Grill it till it turns crispy on the outside. Serve on bed of salad. 


Wandering Chopsticks said...

Happy new year! You two look so happy! Every visit to Switzerland requires eating fondue!

babe_kl said...

making our own rosti sounds like a great idea cos can never get a good one here ;-)

tigerfish said...

Always nice to recreate your holiday munchies memories at home. ;)

petrina said...


tammy said...

The kids looks so happy and contented with the motif of the party. Even though the preparation for parties is very hard and tiring, the outcome worth it all. I have some idea for my daughter's birthday theme. - ceiling fan closeout

Little Inbox said...

Love this recipe very much!

daphne said...

Wandering chopsticks- Thanks! and i agree with u on our the swiss fondue-they are an experience!

babe_KL- really? but i guess nothing will beat what we eat at their place of origin!

Tigerfish- agreed!

Petrina- thanks!
Tammy- ?

Little inbox- thanks!

tammy said...
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tammy said...

It looks so delicious, and love the runny egg on a bed of potato. It's always a great thing that you and your husband have a great time together, which is very important to keep the relationship always on fire.

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Little Corner of Mine said...

Yum! I like to recreate a dish that I like too. Love that picture of you both, just adorable!

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