Monday, July 6, 2009

Aepler Magarone - Swiss Farmer's Pasta

This is a simple peasant style pasta dish popular in Swiss cuisine.It is nothing but creamy macaroni with potatoes with almost no spices except salt & pepper.It is usually served with apple sauce though I served it as a single healthy one pot meal.I adapted the recipe I found here and also referenced here .The dish basically has pasta,potatoes,cream/milk based sauce and cheese.I used mozarrella instead of Swiss cheese.

Ingredients:
Macaroni Pasta: 1 cup
Potatoes: cubed 3/4 cup or 1 medium potato
Onion: 1 medium size cut into rngs or long thin strips
Milk: 3-4 tbsp
Heavy/Lowfat Cream: 2-3 tbsp
Mozarella Cheese: 2-4 tbsp
Salt & Pepper: as per taste

Preparation:
Cook the pasta 'al dente' as per package instructions.Peel,cube/chop the potato into small pieces and cook along with pasta in the same salted water.Drain and keep aside.

In a small pan,melt butter and add the onion rings and brown them.

In a small pan,mix together milk and cream and warm these slowly.Take a greased bowl/ individial serving bowls and add a layer of potato + pasta on it.Sprinkle pepper and pinch of salt.Top it with a layer of fresh grated cheese.Then repeat the potato-pasta layer,salt pepper,cheese . It looks like....

Once the top is reached pour few table spoons of the warmed milk mix and top it with more cheese.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 5-10 minutes till the cheese melts and the sides start browning.

Serve warm topped with browned onion rings with Applesauce as is traditional or simply with more salt and pepper as I did.I was thinking the dish would be bland,but it was delicious.hearty and filling.If you are a spicy person,then you can add red chilli flakes as well.

This is again going to AWED:Swiss hosted by yours truly and started by DK of ChefIn You.Do send me Swiss entries for the event till 10th of this month when I will be publishing the roundup.Also do check out the next AWED at Simran's Bombayfoodie.

17 Comments:

Priya said...

Feel like finishing the bowl, looks delicious and cheesy!!

Parita said...

Creamy and mouth watering, plus so simple to make!

Nithya said...

Absolutely appealing.. looks perfect and mouthwatering.

Doloncookbook said...

Pasta looks so tasty & delicious ...Yummy......

Anonymous said...

Looks divine and simple..will sure taste great !

Divya Kudua said...

Looks yummy..wish I could just dig into that bowl..!!

Suma Rajesh said...

hey dear..h r u? woo this is indeed a heavy creamy dish...looks tempting..

Aparna said...

This pasta may be simple but it looks very, very good.
I think simple pasta dishes allow you to appreciate the falvours better.
Btw, where do you find such an interesting variety of dishes to blog about?

Tasty said...

The pasta looks delicious.

Usha said...

This is such an intriguing pasta and such simple flavors...very inviting!

Lo said...

Who can say no to pasta and cheese? This looks divine -- and I love the simplicity of it.

Priti said...

Looks creamy and yum...just nice

Anonymous said...

Nce blog wth variety dishes...tnx for sharing...

Ann said...

WOO looks so cheesy and yum

Divya Vikram said...

Looks simple and yummy!

Preety said...

love to have pasta with different dressings

Ammu said...

Pasta are my fav and comfort dinner too. Looks delicious & sure it would have tasted great.

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