Älpermagronen (Swiss Mac n' Cheese)

Recipe Date:
October 5, 2016
Serving Size:
6
Cook Time:
00:20:00
Difficulty:
Easy
Measurements:
Imperial (US)
A traditional Swiss dish made from pasta, potatoes, cream, cheese and onions.
Ingredients
  • 20 ozs Potatoes (cut into ½ inch cubes)
  • 7 ozs Macaroni
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 4 1/4 cups Milk
  • 3 1/2 ozs Ham (cut into ¼ inch squares)
  • 3 1/2 ozs Gruyère or Appenzeller cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsps Butter, unsalted
  • 1 lb Onions, cut into fine rings
  • 1/2 cup Beef broth
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Maizena (corn starch)
  • Nutmeg and pepper
Directions
  1. Add potatoes, macaronis, salt & milk to pan. Bring almost to a boil, reduce heat & let simmer under occasional stirring until potatoes reach desired softness & pasta is “al dente.” Mix in ham & cheese. Transfer into a casserole dish.
  2. Melt butter in a frying pan. Add onions & bronze. Add broth & water.  Bring to a short boil, then reduce heat & let simmer for 1-2 minutes.  Stir in Maizena & let simmer for about 1 minute or until mixture thickens slightly.  Add onions to the macaroni.
  3. Season with nutmeg and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve apple sauce as a side dish