Beetroot Rosti Brunch Idea

I can't quite get enough of beetroot at the moment. And these little rosti cakes would make a sweet brunch idea, or make a big batch for bite size nibbles to go with your beetroot croutons

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Ingredients: (Makes One 15 inch tray bake or would make approx 12 mini rostis) 

  • 2 baking potatoes
  • 1 large fresh beetroot
  • Black pepper
  • Zest 1 lemon
  • Zest 1 lime
  • Drizzle olive oil
  • Baking paper
  • Optional - fried egg topping with chopped baked prosciutto and chives.

Pre heat your oven to 180 degrees/Gas Mark 4. 

Peel your potatoes and beetroot. Using the large holes side on your grater, grate the potatoes and beetroot into a large bowl. You might want to wear a clean rubber glove to hold the beetroot as the juices do stain!

Place the grated mix into a piece of muslin or an old tea towel and over the sink, squeeze out the excess liquid. Potatoes and beetroot are surprisingly juicy!

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Return to the bowl and add pepper and finely grate the zest of 1 lemon and 1 lime. Stir the mix through.

Line your baking tray with a sheet of baking paper and drizzle olive oil over the paper to stop the cakes from sticking.  

To form your mini rosti cakes use a circular cookie cutter or shape with your hands. I used a cookie cutter and pressed the mix into the shape with a pestle. Gentle lift your cutter away to ensure the mix holds it shape. 

Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Checking occasionally. 

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I also made a large flatter version. I lined a small baking tin with baking paper and drizzled with olive oil. 

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I chose to top my little ones with little heart shaped eggs which I cut out from one large fried egg (1 egg per 4 rosti cakes) and baked a slice of prosciutto for 5 minutes to chop up with the chives.

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The tray bake is beautiful all by itself! 

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The tray version would be a great way to get lovely seasonal beetroot into a family dinner! 

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Are you using any seasonal ingredients? I'd love to hear your recipe ideas.  

I am off to Cake International so it's all about baking and sweet things for me today! 

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