Potato rösti cakes with sage leaves

Potato rösti cakes with sage leaves

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2
These pan-fried, golden potato patties with onion and sage make a delicious side dish for two

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal366
  • fat20g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 2-3 Maris Piper potatoes (about 400g/ 14oz), peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1 medium egg, beaten



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  • 1 tsp plain flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

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  • ½ small onion, finely chopped



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  • 6 sage leaves, 2 finely chopped, 4 whole
  • 3 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Squeeze any excess water out of the grated potatoes, then tip into a bowl and mix well with the egg, flour, baking powder, onion and chopped sage leaves. Season well. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, and spoon the mixture in to make 4 röstis, flattening them down with the back of a spoon into disc shapes. Cook for 5 mins each side until golden brown and crisp, then drain on kitchen paper. Can be made up to 8 hrs in advance and kept in the fridge (see tip).

  2. When ready to serve, heat the remaining 1 tbsp oil in the frying pan over a medium heat. Add the whole sage leaves and cook for 20 secs until crisp but still green. Drain on kitchen paper and top each rösti with a fried sage leaf.

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4th May, 2020
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Gastro Gnome
7th Mar, 2020
Why the baking powder?!
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Gerry Howley
15th Jan, 2020
These were great and really easy to make. I followed the recipe exactly apart from the sage because I didn’t have any. Crisped up nicely in the pan. We ate them straight away so not sure about how they would be reheated. But I’ll definitely make these again.
5th Jul, 2018
These were nice when first done but not great reheated. Served with steak and didn't bother with the sage.
29th Mar, 2020
Can you freeze these?
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Barney Good Food
3rd Apr, 2020
They might be ok frozen once cooked but definitely can't be frozen uncooked. Please bear in mind we haven't tested freezing them in the good food kitchen.
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