Healthier cheats ~Dinner~Breakfast
Coming from The Netherlands and Switzerland we would call this rösti, living in Canada hashbrowns would be a better name :) As well, we usually eat this for dinner but it's definitely a good breakfast hashbrown replacement as well. We usually just prepare some sausages or chicken on the BBQ and make the rösti and that's our dinner. It fills you up quite a bit. We put this dish in our "healthier cheats" categories, as it isn't something we eat much but it is definitely healthier than the original potato version.
We've tried this with different veggies, put found that the carrot zucchini combo had the best result. The carrot is great for keeping texture in your rösti, but just carrot makes them too sweet. The zucchini loses the texture a bit but has a more neutral flavour, so we found that the combination of the 2 has the best results. But of course as with most of our recipes, use it as a base to make it to your own liking! And of course let us know if you find another awesome combo!
Ingredients For approx 35 smaller röstis. But you can definitely change up the shape or size - 3 zucchinis
- 6-8 larger carrots
- 1/2 cup of flower
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 large eggs
- salt and pepper
- Peel and grate the carrots
- Grate the zucchinis
- Put the zucchinis and carrots in a colander and sprinkle a generous amount of salt over it. Mix the salt through and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes
- Put the carrots and zucchini in a cheesecloth (or use a clean tea towel, or we've used a fine sieve before but it doesn't work as well) and squeeze out the moisture
- Mix the carrot and zucchini with the flower, eggs, parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper (to taste).
- Let the mixture sit for 10 to 15 minutes
- Heat up oil in a frying pan, make little balls from the veggie mixture and put them in the frying pan. Press on the little balls to make nice little round röstis (or form them in another shape if you'd like).
- Fry on medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, until they're a nice golden brown.