3-4 medium potaoes washed and grated
1-2 Turnips peeled and grated
1 onion, finely chopped or grated
1 clove garlic, crushed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tbsp olive oil
Fresh chopped chives or spring onions, to garnish
Dry the grated potato with a clean tea towel to remove as much moisture as possible. Mix with the onion, turnip,garlic and herbs (if using) and season with salt and pepper.
Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan. Add mounds of the grated potato mixture, flatten the surface with a fish slice, and cook over a medium-low heat for about 10 minutes. The potato needs to cook and brown on the base, so avoid trying to turn them too soon.
Turn each rosti carefully and cook the other side for a further 10 minutes. Remember to keep the heat low so the inside of the rosti cook without over browning.
Tip: Grate the potatoes by hand rather than in a food processor where they can become too wet. Once grated use right away to prevent discolouration.