Herbed Potato Rösti with Peas, Shallots, and Bacon

Herbed Potato Rösti with Peas, Shallots, and Bacon

A recipe for cheese-filled potato rösti topped with spring peas, shallots, and bacon.

Feet stuck at the threshold to the kitchen, I stare at the empty counter, as if it had the answer. I close my eyes, feeling the blackness of my lids and welcoming the quiet escape it offers.

“Mom. Mom.”

Without letting the light in, I respond, “Mm?”

“What’s for dinner, Mom?”

Breathe. In and out.

“What should be for dinner?” I ask, the black of my eyelids staring back at me. I consider the contents of the fridge, visualizing the produce drawers against the dark canvas before me. I search the pantry without moving my feet.


  • 6 medium Yukon Gold or waxy potatoes
  • kosher salt
  • 2 strips of bacon, cubed
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons oil (butter, bacon grease, or a neutral oil will work)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 eggs, if desired
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