Roesti: Shredded-Potato Pancakes

Learn more about this Swiss breakfast staple and where to find it in Boston.

roesti swiss potato pancake

Photo by Ted Morrison
Food Styling by Jessica Weatherhead/Team

Roesti (pronounced roo-stee):

A traditional Swiss comfort staple, this thick, plate-size shredded-potato pancake is typically eaten for breakfast with toppings like fried eggs. Lately, it’s been making its way onto menus in Boston—most notably at Swissbakers’ brand-new, 14,000-square-foot café/bakery in Lower Allston. The roesti there (pictured) comes with another classic combination: smoked salmon and sour cream.

Roesti can also be found at Somerville’s PotatoFreak, Cambridge’s T. W. Food, and East Boston’s KO Catering and Pies (on the brunch menu).