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Cheese and Onion Rösti

Cheese and Onion Rösti

Cheese and Onion Rösti Recipe

This easy recipe will show you how to make some cheese and onion Rösti (Röschti) in your own kitchen. These cheese and onion hash browns are very quick and easy to make and are a delicious way to eat potatoes.

cheese rostis

You can eat these rösti cakes at breakfast with a fried egg or two, or any time you fancy a tasty snack.

What is Rösti?

Rösti is a Swiss dish made with coarsely grated potatoes that have been fried in a pan. This version of cheese and onion rösti just includes some grated cheddar cheese and onion to add some extra flavour.

cheese onion rosti

I tend to make individual versions of these röstis with cheddar as that is what I have in my fridge at any particular time. But you could also use some real Swiss cheese, like Emmental or Emmentaler to make it more authentic.

Onions always go well with potatoes, as does cheese, so this really is a logical step forward from the basic rösti recipe.

rostis in the pan
Cheese and Onion Rösti

Liechtenstein Cuisine

Röstis are part of Liechtenstein cuisine, which has been influenced much by its neighbouring countries of Switzerland and Austria. I was introduced to röstis in Liechtenstein as a kid when we used to enjoy super skiing holidays there.

You may find that röstis are actually cooked in different ways in different places.

Often you will find them with a more coarsely grated potato. In this case, the potato may have even been parboiled before it is cooked to ensure it is properly cooked through.

cheese onion patties

And traditionally the potato is cooked in one piece so it fits the shape of the skillet, like this:

rösti pancake

You may find that röstis are made with potato that has been cooked the day before.

But I like to grate the potatoes quite finely with my box grater, so I do not have to parboil them.

And I prefer to cook them in individual patties, a bit like American hash browns. Then you can also eat them with your hands if you want to!

cheese onion potato cakes

I hope you enjoy making these cheese and onion röstis. Please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

How to make Cheese and Onion Rösti

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cheese and onion rosti

Cheese and Onion Rösti

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This simple recipe shows you how to make some delicious cheese and onion Rösti. A perfect crispy tasty potato snack for any time of the day.


  • 2 potatoes (I used some new Maris Pipers for these photos)
  • 1/2 onion, grated
  • 50g grated cheddar cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Knob of butter

To garnish

  • Sliced spring onion


  1. Peel and grate the potatoes. Then rinse the grated potatoes under the tap in cold water and drain them. This is to remove the starch from the potatoes. Make sure as much water is removed from the potatoes as possible after rinsing - I give them a good squeeze in a sieve and use absorbent kitchen paper to achieve this.
  2. Season the grated potato to taste, and then mix in the onion and grated cheese, as well as the salt and pepper into the dried grated potato.
  3. Then create some round coin-shaped bundles of onion potato mixture. I use a stainless steel biscuit cutter to do this. Pack it in tightly so it does not fall to pieces. The patty should be between 1 and 2 cm thick.
  4. Heat a little olive oil in a skillet. Then carefully add the potato to the pan, being careful that they do not fall to pieces (use a flat spatula).
  5. Then cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes each side until they are a golden brown colour. After flipping, add a small knob of butter to the top of the patty.
  6. Then remove from the pan and place on some kitchen paper to remove any excess fat before serving.


Garnish with some sliced spring onion and serve them up with some ham and a fried egg, or with whatever you fancy.

Two medium-sized potatoes produced 4 delicious individual cheese and onion Rösti's.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 187mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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Sunday 10th of October 2021

Made these about 2 cm thick and shallow fried them for 5 minutes on each side and then put them in a 170c fan oven forc10 minutes and they were delicious.

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