zucchini and potato rösti


Rösti is a Swiss specialty that is usually made out of potatoes and eaten as a side dish with eggs and spinach, in our version we have added zucchini in order to mix things up a little. We love this dish because it is incredibly cheap and easy and is a great way to use seasonal vegetables, like zucchini!

After a day in the library all you really want is some fried potato, right? Instead of grabbing frozen chips or a takeaway, why not try this simple alternative, that will only cost you 30p per serving (as a side)

Serves 2 as a side

Cost: approximately 60p for two servings, excluding flour, salt, pepper and thyme


  • 150g zucchini
  • 150g potato
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • handful fresh thyme
  • salt & pepper


  1. After washing thoroughly, coarsely grate the zucchini and potato into separate bowls
  2. Squeeze out as much moisture as you can using you hands or a colander and transfer both into a bigger bowl
  3. Add 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon flour, a handful of fresh thyme and some salt and pepper and mix together using your hands
  4. heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a nonstick frying pan, take some of the zucchini-potato mixture in your hands, press it into a ball and then flatten and place in the pan.
  5. Fry on both sides until cooked through and golden brown

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