Rosti – 33p a serving, Meal Plan 1


Rosti – 33p a serving, Meal Plan 1

Rosti is a delicious lunch, but if you are not at home at lunch time, you could whizz up the ingredients into a warming soup instead and take it with you in a flask. If you need more calories, top up with one or more of the weeks cakes and bakes


80g bacon
400g onion, chopped
90g carrots, grated, no need to peel
300g potatoes, grated, can leave the peel on if you like
100g peas
Ketchup, optional

Put the potatoes, onions and carrots into a clean tea towel and squeeze out as much mixture as you can. Combine all the vegetables, except the peas, in a bowl. Season and mix very well. Heat a pan with some oil in it. Put all the mixture in, cover with a lid and cook very slowly until a thick golden crust has formed.

Put a plate on top of the pan and using a tea-towel or oven gloves to protect your hands, flip the pan over so the rosti is on the plate, crust side up. Slide back into the pan and continue cooking until the second side is done and the potato is soft and cooked.

Meanwhile, grill the bacon to how you like it, and cook the peas

Serve with the bacon, peas and ketchup on the side

Makes 2 portions


You could add the bacon into the rosti  before cooking.  Add any other vegetables you want to, the only base really is potato and onion.

Per serving

Calories  421, Protein  18, Fat   11, Carbohydrate  66

Cost       33p per serving

This is from Meal Plan 1, a complete 7 day plan for 2 adults. Contains 3 meals a day, plus snacks, all recipes and a shopping list



  1. Thrifty Lesley

    Glad you liked it Robert

  2. Robert

    Delicious, don’t think I squeezed out enough liquid, I’ll know for next time, certainly will be having it again.

  3. Lesley

    You’re getting good at this

  4. Christopher

    I tried this and messed it up, but oh boy it tastes amazing (especially with a little bit of brown sauce.)

    I couldn’t find my grater so I chopped the potato into little chips with a mandoline so it didn’t really want to go together but it was amazing!

  5. Lesley

    ooh yes, butter would be lovely, and I will def try the paprika

  6. Tom (Edinburgh)

    Adding bacon to the rosti mix is a must! Also I like them fried in butter, gives a lovely golden crust, and a tsp of smoked paprika works very well. 😉

  7. Lesley

    Ooh, heartburn, not nice. It’s great to twiddle with recipes, you find what you really like that way.
    Glad you liked it 🙂

  8. Tom (Edinburgh)

    Absolutely delicious. I eased off on the onions a bit as eating that many onions is asking for a sleepless night of heartburn 😉

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