Apple and Pear Rosti

Rachael Warren

Prep Time: 12M
Cooking Time: 30M
Serves: 4

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  1. 2 baking potatoes
  2. 1 large apple
  3. 1 pear
  4. Rock salt
  5. Cooking oil
  6. A pinch of nutmeg, chilli flakes or your own preferred seasoning

Traditionally a rosti uses grated potatoes but when my son asked me to make a fruit rosti I thought I would give it a try. And I have to say, it’s pretty good! Try adding nutmeg, chilli flakes or your other preferred seasonings to really bring it to life.


  • Peel the potatoes and chop into halves and boil for 7 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and give them time to cool enough for you to be able to hold them without burning yourself! Then grate the potatoes.
  • Peel and grate the apple and pear and them mix them with the grated potatoes.
  • You need to get as much moisture out of the mix as you can- squeeze it, pat it with a towel. Add salt and your seasonings.
  • Separate the mix into 4 equal parts and make circles with them; think burger shaped. Really try and press the mix together to help it bind.
  • Add enough oil to a frying pan to cover the bottom and fry the rostis for roughly 8-10 minutes each side. But use your judgement here, you want them starting to crisp on the outside.

NOTE: Now in theory the rostis should be done now. However if they are not binding well (and they don’t always) then put them in a preheated oven for 5 minutes to finish them off.

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