Sometimes cravings call for nothing but the buttery, warm goodness of homemade potato rösti. Indulge with our version, which adds sweet apples and fresh sage to the mix. Top with sour cream, chives and a good-quality smoked salmon or trout for an impressive appetizer or main dish.
Grate potatoes on large holes of box grater; set aside. Grate apples around the core, and transfer to a paper towel lined colander or strainer, pressing out as much liquid as possible. Toss apples with potatoes, onions, sage, salt, pepper and egg.
In large heavy-bottomed non-stick skillet, melt 1 tbsp (15 mL) of butter at a time over medium heat. Press the apple and potato mixture by the tablespoonful into small discs, arranging in skillet 2-inches (5 cm) apart. Use spatula to flatten slightly. Cook until bottom is golden, about 3-4 minutes. Flip over and cook apple and potato rösti until underside is golden, about 3-4 minutes more.
Repeat with remaining mixture. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate and keep warm until ready to serve.
Tip: For the tastiest result, we recommend using fresh, local apples. Drain the apples very well to ensure a crisp texture on the outside of the rösti.
Per serving: about 60 calories, 1 g protein, 2 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 g carbohydrates, 1 g fibre, 15 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium