Älplermagronen

"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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Ready In:
55mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
4
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ingredients

  • 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)
  • 12 1/2 cup cream or 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • salt and pepper
  • applesauce
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directions

  • Heat oven to 375°F Set a large pot of salted water (approx. 5 liters) to boil.
  • Heat butter/oil over medium-low heat in a frying pan. Add onions and fry them until golden brown.
  • 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.
  • Combine milk/cream with salt and pepper.
  • In an ovenproof casserole dish, place 1/3 of the penne-potatoes, sprinkle with 1/2 of the grated cheese.
  • Make another layer with 1/3 of the penne-potatoes, sprinkle with the other 1/2 of the grated cheese.
  • Top with the remaining 1/3 of the penne-potatoes.
  • Pour the seasoned milk/cream evenly over the top.
  • Spread the browned onions on top.
  • Bake covered for 10-15 minutes until steaming hot and cheese is melted. Serve with warmed applesauce.

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Reviews

  1. kmcbryan_12553886
    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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