Bramley Apple, Potato and Ham Rosti
400g potatoes, peeled and grated
200g field fare frozen Bramley apple slices (defrosted and grated)
100g mature cheddar, grated
75g sliced ham, cut into small pieces
75g crème fraîche
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp chopped chives
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Place the potatoes and apple in a clean tea towel and squeeze out as much water as possible. Tip into a bowl and add the cheese, ham, crème fraîche, Dijon mustard, egg yolk, chives, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a low-medium heat, and add a good trickle of oil. Divide the rösti mixture into 6 and spoon into the frying pan (doing in a couple of batches, if your pan isn’t big enough), pressing down with the back of the spoon to give a flat surface. Cook for about 5 minutes, before carefully turning over and continuing to cook for a further 5 minutes, until both sides are golden and crisp. Serve straight away.
Tip: If you prefer to make these a vegetarian rösti, simply omit the ham. A tasty addition is to add some finely chopped sundried tomato or if you are making these for kids, they will love a couple of tablespoons of sweetcorn added to the mixture.
Many thanks to www.bramleyapples.co.uk for this recipe.