Have you heard of the term ‘rosti’? I have but I can’t find it in a dictionary. Does it mean strips of fried vegetables? – Regards Margaret (Sydney, Australia) – (12/15/01)
Rosti (RAW-stee, ROOSH-tee) – In Switzerland rosti means “crisp and golden.” The term refers to foods (usually shredded potatoes) sauteed in butter and oil on both sides until crisp and browned. A lot like American hash browns.
Rosti, a staple dish in the area of Switzerland bordering Germany, consists of potatoes that are boiled, grated, fried, then baked or grilled into a golden hash, and topped with (of course) cheese. Rosti Potatoes are the Swiss version of the classic potato pancake. It is considered the national dish of German Switzerland.