Potato Rosti Waffles – delicious & nutritious!

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Today I’m bringing you my Potato Rosti Waffles. I love potatoes so was very pleased when Albert Bartlett asked me to develop a recipe for them. I decided to use their award winning Elfe potatoes with their buttery taste, golden yellow colour and creamy texture and paired them with spring onions for an extra flavour dimension. Did you know that potatoes are a great source of vitamin C and potassium as well as vitamin B6 and these Elfe potatoes contain just 0.1 g of fat per 100 g, so are virtually fat free. I peeled my potatoes for these Potato Rosti Waffles but there’s no reason why you couldn’t leave the skins on in order to benefit from the valuable fibre they contain.

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Some rosti recipes call for parboiling the potato but there really is no need here. In the waffle iron the potato part steams and part fries to give perfectly cooked Potato Rosti Waffles in about 8 minutes. Great on their own for breakfast, lunch or dinner with a fried egg or used as part of a full English breakfast etc these Potato Rosti Waffles won’t disappoint! When I was going through the development stage my daughter saw a picture of an early version and was very upset at having missed out on the taste testing. I then had to promise to make the next batch when she was around. However, this wasn’t possible but the brilliant thing with these waffles is that you can cook them ahead of time and then reheat in the oven at your convenience.

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So did my Potato Rosti Waffles get the thumbs up from the family I hear you ask? Well of course they did, big time! The Albert Bartlett Elfe potatoes have such a wonderful buttery taste that they suit these Potato Rosti Waffles perfectly! I’ll be making many more in future and next time will make extra to pop in the freezer as they’re far better than any potato waffles you can buy!

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What’s your favourite way to eat potatoes? Do let me know in the comments. For more potato recipe inspiration you might like these recipes:

Bacon & Potato Layer Bake – Fab Food 4 All

One Pot Minced Beef Hotpot – Fab Food 4 All

Rostizza: Potato Rosti Pizza Base – Kavey Eats

Vegetable Potato Bake – Little Sunny Kitchen

Cauliflower & Potato Soup – Greedy Gourmet

Loaded Potato Skins – Munchies & Munchkins

Garlic & Rosemary Scalloped Potato Roast – Family Friends Food

Potato & Ham Croquettes – Casa Costello

Potato Shakshuka – Recipes from a Pantry

Leek and Potato Soup with Toasted Hazlenut – The Petite Cook


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Potato Rosti Waffles are the perfect served with an egg for a nutritious meal or cut up and served as a side dish.
Recipe type: main
Cuisine: Swiss
Serves: 2
  • 500g Albert Bartlett Elfe potatoes
  • 2 spring onions, halved length ways and finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • salt flakes
  • freshly ground pepper
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into fine julienne using a mandolin (or alternatively grate coarsely).
  2. Place potatoes into a bowl of cold water to soak for 3 minutes (I used my salad spinner), then rinse in a colander until the water runs clear to remove the starch.
  3. Preheat waffle iron.
  4. If you have a salad spinner use it to dry the potato and finish off by patting with kitchen paper. Otherwise wrap potato in a clean towel and squeeze to remove all the moisture and then pat dry.
  5. Place the potato, spring onion, melted butter, rapeseed oil and seasoning into a bowl and mix well.
  6. Place half the mixture into the waffle iron and cook until golden brown and potato tender (about 8 minutes).
  7. Repeat with the other half of the mixture.
  8. Serve waffles whole with a fried or poached egg (serves 2) or cut up into sections and served as a side dish (serves 2 - 4).

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NB: This recipe post commissioned by Albert Bartlett, all opinions are my own.

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  1. Julie Williams Nash

    These were delicious, 100% worth the effort!

    1. Camilla

      Great Julie, thanks so much for your feedback:-)

  2. Margaret gallagher

    Not tried these for years
    One for my recipe book

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Margaret, they are lush:-)

  3. Katie Mew

    This recipe looks delicious, will have to give it a try! 🙂

  4. Janice

    I love how versatile the waffle maker can be, these are really inspired!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Janice:-)

  5. Alica

    I bet they would be delicious with bacon and eggs!

    1. Camilla

      Yes, we also had them as part of a Full English Breakfast:-)

  6. Janice

    Gosh how did I miss these, I love rosti and these look super delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Janice:-)

  7. Anthea Holloway

    I love the look of this recipe and I shall try it soon. Thank you.

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Anthea – enjoy:-)

  8. Heather Haigh

    These look really tasty!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather, they really are yummy:-)

  9. Ulpiano

    Tasty and healthy indeed! Will try to make it this weekend! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    1. Camilla

      Great, do let me know what you think:-)

  10. All That I'm Eating

    This looks delicious Camilla, I’ve only made my own once so I should give it another go!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, oh definitely give it a go:-)

  11. kellie@foodtoglow

    Rosti are such a fun way to prepare and eat potatoes. I haven’t notice Elfe before but they certainly worked well for your rostis. Which HAVE to be topped with a fried egg. I’m sure it is a law. 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kellie, yes I’m sure I read that law somewhere:-)

  12. Elinor Hill aka Beachhutcook

    My people would love these especially after a tough rugby match!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elinor, that sounds like a plan-)

  13. Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet

    Oh my this is really a lovely looking dish Camilla. I love how you always pick dishes while matching with the backgrounds.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Michelle, we try our best:-)

  14. Dom

    now THAT looks so good and with the perfect, edge-crisp fried egg on top too! Happy days!

    1. Camilla

      Aaw thanks Dom, you always say the nicest things:-) xx

  15. Elizabeth

    Gosh these look good! I’m a big fan of Albert Barlett potatoes (particularly their Rooster variety). Perfect potatoes every time. 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth, the Elfe potatoes are a great match here:-)

  16. Sasha @ Eat Love Eat

    Mmm great comfort food!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it truly is:-)

  17. michele

    Potato waffles are such a good idea! These look so very yummy! :). Cant wait to try this!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Michele, enjoy:-)

  18. Helen Moulden

    Love potato waffles. These look fab!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen they are fab:-)

  19. Platter Talk

    I love potatoes made this way. Beautiful breakfast meal, or lunch, or dinner!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, they are fabulous:-)

  20. debi at Life Currents

    This looks fabulous! And, for me, anything with a beautiful egg on top is totally my kind of dish. I would love this for breakfast or dinner!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Debi, yes I love potatoes and eggs so together a match made in heaven:-)

  21. Julie

    Great idea. Potatoes in any format are a win in my house.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Julie, same here, we love potatoes, never without them:-)

  22. Janette@CulinaryGinger.com

    This is the type of dish I could eat for any meal.

    1. Camilla

      Me too Janette, they are so tasty:-)

  23. Holly

    I love that you used potatoes for waffles! What a great idea! This is a such a delicious and healthy breakfast recipe – can’t wait to give it a try!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Holly, they are so good:-)

  24. Richard Eldred Hawes

    Now that is something I had not thought of using a waffle iron for

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Richard, I like to think outside the box:-)

  25. Lucy Parissi

    Love this especially with the egg on top! It would make a fine meal. I think I need to dig out my waffle iron hasn’t seen much action lately!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lucy, yes it’s a lovely simple and tasty meal:-)

  26. Choclette

    I haven’t had rosti in years. What a great idea to make them in a waffle iron. That’s a gorgeous plate you’ve used.

    1. Camilla

      I don’t think I’ve ever made rosti LOL but the waffle iron seemed like a really good way to make sure they got thoroughly cooked. Plate is Spode Blue Italian, must buy some more pieces:-)

  27. munchies and munchkins

    Oh these look incredible Camilla, I love Rosti! x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becky, they are lush:-)

  28. Kavey at Kavey Eats

    These look gorgeous Camilla. I do similar grated potato waffles with parmesan and paprika in my waffle machine and they’re amazing. And you’ve kindly shared my potato rosti pizza base above! I do think people are forgetting how versatile the humble spud is!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey, they sound yummy too and the pizza base is a fab idea too:-)

  29. Hannah Hossack-Lodge

    Oh my! These look very good indeed! I need more recipes to put my rarely used waffle maker to good use and this is just perfect 🙂

    1. Camilla

      I’m the same Hannah, I’ve had my waffle iron for 25 years and have probably used it 10 times! I’ve left it on the counter now to encourage me to use it more as I love waffles and potato waffles!

  30. Andrea @ The Petite Cook

    You cannot beat a good rosti on cold days such today! Love that egg addition it makes a nutritious balanced meal, definitely my kind of lunch 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Andrea, it really is a nutritious meal:-)

  31. Amy Fidler

    What great Breakfast idea x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Amy, a fab breakfast:-)

  32. William Gould

    Gosh! I remember a few years ago being in a diner in the USA and loving the obviously “made on the premises” rosti. So much better than the frozen ones we were used to. We said then that we should make our own, but of course completely forgot! lol
    Thanks for the reminder!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks William, glad to have reminded you:-)

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