Ontario Cheese breakfast rosti with a fried egg and yogurt dollop on top, plated on a black plate on top of a a round wooden board.

Ontario Cheese Breakfast Rosti

Everyday Delicious
Serving Time Icon 40 MIN
Serves Number Icon Serves 2-4

Some would say that Rosti is a larger version of a hash brown, but this Ontario Cheese Breakfast Rosti is no hash brown. Made with Ontario Paneer and topped with yogurt, this rosti has a whole lot more to offer. The secret ingredient that makes this rosti so delicious is Ontario Ghee.

Prep 40 MIN

Cook 40 MIN

Ingredients

Method

Step 1

Grate potatoes into a colander and press or squeeze to remove excess water, place into a large bowl. Add paneer, provolone, garam masala, hot pepper and salt and toss well to combine well.

 

Step 2

Melt 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the ghee in a 10 inch (25 cm) nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Scrape potato mixture into pan and press down well to flatten and form rosti. Reduce heat to medium and cook for about 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

 

Step 3

Cover with a plate and flip skillet over with rosti and then slide back into the skillet to cook the other side. Cook for about 10 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Remove to a serving board.

 

Step 4

In a bowl, stir together yogurt, cilantro, and hot chili pepper, if using. Set aside.

 

Step 5

Return same skillet to medium heat along with remaining ghee. Crack eggs into skillet and cook until desired doneness.

 

Step 6

Spread yogurt mixture all over rosti and top with eggs. Cut into wedges and sprinkle with green onion, if using to serve.

Tips
  • The skillet used for this rosti is 10 inches (25 cm) across the top and 8 1/2 inches (21 cm) across the bottom.

  • For a thicker rosti, use a smaller pan and cook slightly longer to cook potatoes through.

Nutritional Information

One Serving (1/4 Rosti with 1 Fried Egg)

Calories 420
Protein 19 g
Carbohydrates 21 g
Fat 29 g
Saturated Fat 16 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 240 mg
Sodium 600 mg
Fibre 2 g
Sugars 2 g

Top 5 Nutrients: Vitamin B12 ≥44%DV, Selenium ≥36%DV, Vitamin C 33% DV, Pantothenate ≥32%DV, Niacin ≥26%DV.

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