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    Älplermagronen

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    15 mins

    40 mins

    WicklewoodWench's Note:

    Known as Swiss Mac n Cheese, Älplermagronen was traditionally a dish of peasant farmers served with apple sauce. Taken from growchew.wordpress.com and posted for ZWT7

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • large potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 "- 1-inch cubes
    • 1 lb penne pasta
    • 2 large onions, peeled and sliced
    • 4 tablespoons butter or 4 tablespoons oil
    • 1 cup grated cheese (Gruyre, Appenzeller, Raclette, or something aged and a bit stinky)
    • 1/2 cup milk or 1/2 cup cream or 1/2 cup half-and-half
    • salt and pepper
    • applesauce

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oven to 375°F Set a large pot of salted water (approx. 5 liters) to boil.
    2. 2
      Heat butter/oil over medium-low heat in a frying pan. Add onions and fry them until golden brown.
    3. 3
      Add penne and potatoes to the salted water. Stir to make sure pasta doesn’t stick together. Cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain penne and potatoes.
    4. 4
      Combine milk/cream with salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      In an ovenproof casserole dish, place 1/3 of the penne-potatoes, sprinkle with 1/2 of the grated cheese.
    6. 6
      Make another layer with 1/3 of the penne-potatoes, sprinkle with the other 1/2 of the grated cheese.
    7. 7
      Top with the remaining 1/3 of the penne-potatoes.
    8. 8
      Pour the seasoned milk/cream evenly over the top.
    9. 9
      Spread the browned onions on top.
    10. 10
      Bake covered for 10-15 minutes until steaming hot and cheese is melted. Serve with warmed applesauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 17, 2014

      I made this using emmentaler, a swiss cheese. 1 cup of cheese it not enough for 1lb of pasta. I could barely taste the cheese. Other recipes had 2.5C for .5lbs of pasta. Next time: a lot more cheese.

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    Nutritional Facts for Älplermagronen

    Serving Size: 1 (262 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 651.8
     
    Calories from Fat 197
    30%
    Total Fat 21.9 g
    33%
    Saturated Fat 12.6 g
    63%
    Cholesterol 52.8 mg
    17%
    Sodium 395.6 mg
    16%
    Total Carbohydrate 101.1 g
    33%
    Dietary Fiber 13.8 g
    55%
    Sugars 3.1 g
    12%
    Protein 16.0 g
    32%

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