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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- 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
- 1Heat oven to 375°F Set a large pot of salted water (approx. 5 liters) to boil.
- 2Heat butter/oil over medium-low heat in a frying pan. Add onions and fry them until golden brown.
- 3Add 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.
- 4Combine milk/cream with salt and pepper.
- 5In an ovenproof casserole dish, place 1/3 of the penne-potatoes, sprinkle with 1/2 of the grated cheese.
- 6Make another layer with 1/3 of the penne-potatoes, sprinkle with the other 1/2 of the grated cheese.
- 7Top with the remaining 1/3 of the penne-potatoes.
- 8Pour the seasoned milk/cream evenly over the top.
- 9Spread the browned onions on top.
- 10Bake covered for 10-15 minutes until steaming hot and cheese is melted. Serve with warmed applesauce.
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
- Total Fat 21.9 g
- Saturated Fat 12.6 g
- Cholesterol 52.8 mg
- Sodium 395.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 101.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 13.8 g
- Sugars 3.1 g
- Protein 16.0 g