PureSpelt roesti (Swiss hash browns)
Preliminary time: Soak over night
Preparation time: approx. 45 minutes and leave to swell for 1 - 2 hours
to serve four
150 g of PureSpelt kernels
Approx. 3 dl of water
800 g of boiled or steamed potatoes, peeled and grated using a roesti grater
100 g of leeks cut into fine strips
1 sachet of safran
Pepper from the grinder
A few shavings of "hobel käse" cheese
Wash the PureSpelt kernels, bring the water to the boil and add the PureSpelt kernels. Do not cover and allow to simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover the saucepan and allow the kernels to swell on the switched off heating plate for 1-2 hours.
Heat the frying butter in a frying pan and gently brown the grated potatoes, leeks and safran. Add the PureSpelt kernels, briefly fry the mixture until the kernels are hot. Season according to taste. Serve the PureSpelt roesti on pre-warmed plates and decorate with the cheese shavings.
The dish can be ideally complemented with a salad or vegetables. Instead of PureSpelt kernels, use unripe PureSpelt.
IG Dinkel, Judith Gmür-Stalder