Sweet potato Rosti à la Française

Sweet potato rosti à la Française

Sweet Potato Rosti has certainly become one of my favorite ways of eating sweet potato. Even though there are so many versatile ways of eating this amazing vegetable, I’ll go for a crispy roasted Rosti anytime!

I am finishing my French classes and now I get to start planning because we are moving…After two and half years I have to say goodbye to Montpellier. It has taken me a while to let it all sink in and I think I have been a bit of a dreadful mess lately, haha! But luckily we get to stay in the south of France none the less. Now it’s house searching, packing arrangements and also planning our vacation to Portugal. Gimme a house with a big porch, fireplace and enough room to cook up a storm. Guess you’ll never truly find what you are looking for especially since some of the houses here don’t even have a proper kitchen. Cooking is not a priority for all, but not in this household!

img_0999Saying goodbye is going to be hard. Moving to another city, meeting new friends and receiving other opportunities. I certainly have learned a few things since living in Montpellier. It has treated me kindly! Like to eat bread with basically every meal and then to use it to clean out your plate, drinking coffee right at the end of the meal as a course, the mantra of one glass of wine in the middle of the day won’t kill you and my favourite you can have chocolate if you feel like it even if it is for breakfast. A chocolate croissant does classify as breakfast over here. I’ll take it thank you very much! Take it easy, life is supposed to be enjoyed!

Being sentimental is okay, that means that what you have experienced has truly meant something to you. The good and the bad was every second worth it. So funny how you start to make new friends right before you leave. I don’t understand that happen when things actually fall into place for the future and your kind of seeing the people around you that has been there all along.
Now being so busy lately, I haven’t really had much time to make a proper meal that takes some planning but opted for easy dinners and lunches. When I went skiing with my sis in the swiss alps I saw in the supermarkets these strange prepackaged rosti thingy. The swiss likes to pre-package a few things like cooked eggs that look like Easter eggs, but are in fact not. I only realized that when I arrived home…We know rosti’s as hash browns back home, but I guess this oversized grated potato cookie is on another level. This Swiss dish is usually eaten for breakfast, well, in this case, dinner…or dessert whatever tickles your fancy!
This crispy, sweet and super filling rosti is perfects when you’re not in the mood to make one of the old favorites. It took me 20 minutes to make it in total.


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1-2 people



  • 1/2 cup grated sweet potato
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp almond meal or breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Oregano
  • 1 egg
  • 2 strips of Jambon
  • Balsamic roasted tomatoes in the oven or over the stove
  • Soft cheese ( I bought this yum nutty flavor soft cheese at Carrefour)
Basil pesto
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2 1/2 tbsp parmesan
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  1. 1. Place grated sweet potato in a bowl, add the egg, almond meal, and spices.
    2. Press the cookie into a giant cookie shape and place on a parchment-lined baking tray for the oven or in a hot pan to fry it up.
    3. Fry till the one side is browned and then place a plate on top and then flip it over and place the rosti on the other side. you can fry your tomatoes on the side with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt & pepper.
    4. Decorate with you soft cheese, Jambon, crispy cooked egg,  balsamic roasted tomatoes, and Basil pesto!

Hope you’ll love this easy recipe as much as I do. I am working on a vegan version pretty soon.


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