Saturday, 30 August 2008


I love watching Masterchef on BBC Food. It is wonderful to sit in the comfort of my lounge and judge others. Sounds terrible, but it must be feeding some kind of primal instinct, otherwise why would shows like The Apprentice, Idols or even Survivor be so popular. Do you think that on some subconscious level we like to watch others squirm?

A few weeks ago I watched the celebrities make rosti and listening to John and Greg's comments, I thought "I can do that", and I did, my family loved it but I am sure the Masterchef guys would still have found something to complain about !!!

This is a great dish to try if you're looking for something new to do with potatoes. It's crispy on the outside and soft on the inside - totally Yummy!


5 Large Potatoes, grated finely
1 Large Onion, grated finely
10 ml Olive Oil
Salt and Black Pepper

Mix all the ingredients together.
Season well, remember that unseasoned potato is really "awful"!
I used a non stick pan with a little olive oil.
Place the potato mix into the pan and press down to form a "cake".
Let it fry on medium heat, until golden brown and then flip over (I used the plate method) and cook the other side.
Drain on some kitchen paper before serving.

Serve while hot.


justfoodnow said...

I have identical emotions regarding Masterchef :)!!

Are these potatoes raw?

Nikki Miller-Ka said...

Oh, your roesti looks deeelicious!

And happy belated blogaversary! I'm sorry I wasn't here to wish you well, then. :)

Jeanne said...

Oh I *love* rosti! I always remember scoffing great big ones at the Grahamstown Festival to ward off the cold - they were sooooo good :) I really should do them at home as they are so easy.

Rose&Thorn said...

Just - The potatoes were raw.
Nikki - Thank you
Jeanne - These were my first attempt, and were a huge success.

Jeremiah 17: 7-8

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water."

It is not your business to succeed, but to do what is right : when you have done so, the rest lies with God.
C.S. Lewis

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