Rösti Potatoes Benedict

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Rösti Potatoes Benedict

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time50 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time1 hr 15 minsDifficultyIntermediateRating


Poaching Eggs / Oeuf Mollet
 250 g Fresh eggs (6 each)
 6 g Salt
 60 g Distilled white vinegar
Potatoes Rosti
 900 g Potatoes / Yukon Gold or Russet
 30 g Butter
 15 g Olive oil
Hollandaise Sauce
 60 g Egg yolks
 10 g Lemon juice, or white wine
 15 g Hot water
 130 g Butter, hot
 200 g Frisée salad (curly endive)
 30 g Shallots, minced
 15 g Olive oil
 10 g Red wine vinegar
 150 g Prosciutto, thin slices
 200 g Smoked salamon
 5 g Capers
 5 g Red onion, thin slices
 1 g Dill



Swiss Rösti potatoes is similar to hash brown potatoes. Though, the Rösti method calls for shredded par-boiled potatoes while hash brown is usually based on shredded raw potatoes which requires to be washed off vs the par-boiled method that does not. It will thus hold its shape much better because of the starch. Consequently, its texture may lack of crispiness which can be improved by finishing cooking in the oven or even deep frying.

The Right Eggs For Your Need

Choosing the right eggs do matter when cooking and baking. For instance when baking, use eggs that are not prime. However, when cooking eggs such as poached, sunny side up, fried, omelet, hard boiled, and making sauces, custards, ice cream, and so on, use the best and freshest eggs available such as organic free range or pasture-raised. Healthy hens produces healthier and more nutritious eggs. Those eggs produce a richer, orange tone, while the regular eggs have a bright yellow hue 🐣

Poaching Eggs / Oeuf Mollet

Poach more eggs for backup. Bring water to a boil with salt and white vinegar. Immerse cold eggs carefully, lower the heat and cook for 6 minutes moving eggs around every so often. Transfer eggs in ice water – After 20 min, gently crack the shell and place eggs back in the water. It’s a delicate procedure since eggs aren’t fully cooked – eggs should remain intact once peeled. Store poached eggs in cold water and fridge for up to 3 days changing water every day.

Potatoes Rosti

In large saucepan bring water to boil, add a teaspoon of salt. Par-boil potatoes for about 15 min. Transfer in cool water for 5 min or so. Cut off potato eyes and shred or cut into batonnet. Season with melted butter, oil, salt and pepper. Mold potato mixture into patties and set aside. Heat up a frying pan, drizzle some olive and sear potato patties 7 min on each side. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm in the oven until ready to serve.

Hollandaise Sauce

Have extra simmering water in a saucepan ready. In a narrow but tall cup, put all ingredients but the water and butter. When immersion blender is in, add hot water and begin to blend on high speed; pour hot butter (not clarified) in stream. Place the bottom of the cup in hot water 20/30 sec; do not stop the mixer – the internal temp of the sauce should reach 145ºF/63ºC. The sauce must not scramble. If it begins to scramble, remove from heat immediately and blend well. Rewarm and give an emulsion before serving.

Hollandaise Sauce (Sous-Vide)

This method gives the most consistent results. Place yolks, chilled butter, cold wine or lemon juice, (no water though), salt, pepper and cayenne in a cryovac bag. Seal and cook sous-vide for 30 minutes at 145ºF/63ºC.
Open bag and blend in full blast adding a splash of hot water if necessary. Keep warm for the service. If made in larger quantity and only before serving, use a powerful blender to make the texture of the sauce even more silky.

Prosciutto Chips

Prosciutto slices sandwiched in 2 silicone mats and tray; bake for about 15/20 min at 400ºF/190ºC.

Wilted Frisée Salad

In a large sautoire or skillet, sweat shallots (no color) in olive oil. Deglaze with a few splashes of red wine vinegar; reduce by half – toss in salad quickly and serve.


Place smoked salmon pieces around the plate, top with dill, red onions and capers. Put hot Rosi potatoes in the center. Top with wilted frisée and a hot poached egg (deep in boiling water for a min prior serving). Glaze with warm hollandaise sauce and add prosciutto chips. Bon appétit!

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