This Rosti Eggs Benny recipe is absolutely mouthwatering and perfect for a special brunch. It is a delicious alternative to a classic eggs Benedict.
- 3 large potatoes (russet or yukon gold)
- 1 small onion
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- Himalayan or sea salt to taste (approx. 1/2 – 1 tsp)
- Pinch of cayenne or freshly ground black pepper
- Avocado oil, for frying
- Peel and coarsely grate the potatoes (either with a hand grater or food processor).
- Finely grate the onion.
- Place the potatoes and onion in a clean kitchen towel or several layers of cheesecloth and squeeze out all the liquid.
- Place squeezed out potatoes and onion into a large bowl with the remaining rosti ingredients and mix together.
- Heat 1/2 inch of avocado oil in a large pan over medium/high heat. (I like cast iron). You can test the heat by dropping a shred of potato in the pan (want it to start sizzling right away or the pan is too cold but if it smokes and burns then the pan is too hot).
- Drop large spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan to form circles that are larger than your poached eggs (about 3.5 inches in diameter) and flatten with the back of a spatula. You can also use a circle food ring to help with this. You will be able to fit 3 or 4 rosti in the pan at a time.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Place paper towels on a baking sheet with a rack on top. Place cooked rosti on the rack and repeat with remaining mixture.
- Oven Method: This will produce a slightly different texture and colouring but is also easier. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and form the rosti mixture into 3.5 inch circles, flattening with the back of a spatula. Brush the tops with a little oil and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on top.
- Place poached eggs on top of finished rosti.
- Pour over a generous amount of hollandaise sauce and scatter over some crispy bacon pieces and chopped chives.
- A 3.5 inch food stainless steel food ring comes in really handy when forming the rosti. It takes the guess work out of sizing. Place in the pan or on the baking sheet and fill the bottom of it with a layer of the rosti mixture. Pack it down, lift off the ring and continue with the rest of them.
- This recipe may make more rosti than you need for the eggs benny. Good news – store them in the fridge and reheat as a delicious side for another meal.
- Rosti can be made ahead of time and reheated on a rack set over a baking sheet in a 375F oven for 7-10 minutes.
- For ease and less dishes, I like to make my rosti and bacon ahead of time. Then while the rosti are reheating, I make the poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
- Tons of possible variations – check out the post for ideas.