Obsession, sort of

At the risk of posting about eggs every day (I swear I’m not really obsessed with eggs), I found this delectable-looking recipe for a goose egg on goat cheese potato rosti. I love goat cheese and I love rosti. But what really caught my eye about this recipe was the goose egg. To the best of my knowledge I’ve never had a goose egg and I’m not even sure where I’d get one, although I’m sure Dean & Deluca has them. In any case, I saw the picture on the blog and my mouth started watering. Perhaps I shall go goose egg hunting this weekend.

From The British Larder. Recipe after the jump.

Potato and Smoked Goats Cheese Rosti

  • 180g onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • Salt ad freshly cracked black pepper
  • 650g Desiree potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 30g spring onions, finely sliced
  • 5g chives, chopped,
  • 60g fresh spinach, shredded
  • 2 medium free range hens eggs
  • 80g smoked goats cheese, crumbed
  • 6 goose eggs
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • Cress for garnish
  • Truffle salt

For the Rosti:

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Heat the 30g of butter in a large non-stick frying pan and sauté the onions with seasoning until golden brown and completely transparent and cooked.

Tip: Once the onions starts to take on colour cover the pan with a lid and reduce the heat so that they “steam-fry” this will ensure soft golden brown onions with a sweet caramelized flavour.

Melt the remaining 70g of butter and add to the grated potatoes and  season.

Add the caramelized onions (Keep 2tbs of cooked onions aside for garnishing the plate), chives, spring onions, 40g of the shredded spinach, 40g of the crumbed smoked goats cheese and hens eggs to the potatoes, mix well.

Heat some olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Ladle in 110g of the mixture to form individual portions, push the mixture out to the required size (about 10cm in diameter),   cook on both sides until lightly coloured, repeat until all the mix is used.

Place the rostis on a lined baking tray and bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.

Makes 6 x 110g rostis, about 10cm wide

To serve:

Fry the goose eggs in the remaining oil, season the eggs with the truffle salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

Divide the remaining spinach amongst 6 warm plates, place a cooked rosti on top and place the fried egg on top of the rosti. Garnish the plate with the left over crumbed smoked goats cheese and cress.

Serve immediately.

Serves 6


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One response to “Obsession, sort of

  1. Alyx

    It has just come to my attention that there is a stall at the Union Square Market, Quattro, that has a variety of eggs including duke, wild turkey, chicken, and pheasant. No word on whether they have duck eggs though…

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