Definition of rösti in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrəːsti/

noun (plural same)

[mass noun]
1A Swiss dish of grated potatoes formed into a small flat cake and fried: the Swiss rösti, which is close to being their national home dish, is made with cooked potatoes
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  • It was served, as was every dish save the fondue, with sides of red cabbage and rösti, that most delicious of Swiss dishes.
  • The plate also has fruit, a small portion of rösti, toast, and more.
1.1 [count noun] A flat cake of grated potato: place 4 of the rösti in the pan
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  • I used a big cutting board and carefully slid the rösti onto that, and then flipped.
  • Next I had a magnificent bit of pintail duck, so gamey as to briefly persuade me that it might in fact have been a pigeon; there was chestnut and bacon there and sprout tops and a cheeky little rösti.


1950s: from Swiss German.

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