Rosti With A Twist: A Singaporean Take On Swiss Food

Rosti is a national Swiss dish that is typically served with sour cream alongside other dishes such as Spinat und Spiegelei, Cervelas or Fleischkäse. Traditionally, they are made with shredded potato patties which are then fried. However, Rosti With A Twist is slightly different because it contains a mixture of potatoes and sweet potatoes which are pan-fried. I have also added some local Singapore spices to add more flavour to it.

Many might think that potatoes are not good for us. Fortunately, that’s untrue. Both potatoes and sweet potatoes are amazing in their own ways. Potatoes are high potassium, in fact, they contain more potassium than a banana. It is also a good source of vitamin C and vitamin B6. While sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A and are also a good source of potassium too. The most important thing to remember is its serving portion size. Just like rice and noodles, potatoes too are a type of carbohydrate. 2 egg size of either potatoes or sweet potatoes is a serve.



Rosti With A Twist

Serves: 2               Time: 30 mins



  • 1 large potato
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1/2 onion sliced thinly
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • A sprinkle of chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp of canola, soybean or olive oil
  • 1 tea towel

Yoghurt Topping: 

  • 125ml light greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp of chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper



  1. Remove the skin of both the potatoes
  2. Grate the potatoes
  3. Salt the grated potatoes and leave it for 10 minutes
  4. Wrap the grated potatoes with a tea towel and squeeze as much liquid as possible
  5. Add onion, garlic, cumin and chilli powder to the grated potatoes
  6. Whisked the egg and add it to the mix
  7. Heat a non-stick pan and add oil
  8. Scoop a handful of the mix onto your palm and make it into patties
  9. Fry the patties until golden brown

Yoghurt Topping:

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  2. Serve a dollop of the yoghurt mixture with each patty


Nutritional Facts:

Per serving: 225 calories; 7.2g fat; 32.2g carbohydrates; 8.7g protein

Carbohydrate Servings: 2


Ps; if you love pancakes like this, do check out Amara’s easy pancake recipe and Bonnie’s delicious pancakes recipe too.