Too often overlooked in a world of more beautiful vegetables, potatoes deserve to be shown off, starting with this Rösti.
Grate. Press. Fry. Flip. Fry. Making potato rösti sounded simple enough.
It turns out that peeking under an 8-inch wide potato pancake isn't so easy. And flipping it is another story altogether.
Two too many burnt-centered, mangled rösti had me dreaming about see-through skillets, ones with fog-free technology to boot.
Determined to get it right -- a photo of a beautifully golden tangle of potatoes in the I Love New York cookbook a constant inspiration -- I decided to change my strategy. I stopped wishing for that see-through pan and mustered a little patience, faith, and finesse.
And by some miracle, it worked. It turns out that these virtues are the keys to rösti-making success:
Check out the slideshow above to learn what to do with an overload of potatoes.
This article originally appeared on Food52: What to Do with an Overload of Potatoes.