I’d be interested in the recipe of your favorite recover-from-a-day-snowboarding dish
- especially in local ones. Would love to try to cook them next season. (I only have limited space/cooking utensil available in the alpine cabin: No baking oven, microwave
, only two hot plates. So please keep it simple and save your highly sophisticated menus for another thread
I’ll start with one of my favorites:
Älpler Makkaroni (Alpine herdsman's macaroni) – a typical dish you get in Swiss resorts (I wouldn’t recommend to eat it there; it mostly tastes awful cause they are greedy with the goods)
For 4 persons, you’ll need:
A pack macaroni
4 big onions (if you're brave, take more)
1/2L of light cream (we call it coffe-cream
it's cream with about 15% fat content)
app. 200g grated Gruyère cheese (or Sprinz, Parmesan or some other hard (mountain) cheese will also work. NO Cheddar!
app. 4 potatoes (more or less, depends if you like them or not); I prefer waxy ones
Salt, pepper and – now it gets typical Swiss - Aromat Knorr All Purpose Aromat Seasoning 3oz./85g: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food
(basically a seasoning with lot of glutamate).
Peel and cut the potatoes to bite-sized bits and cook them. Cook the macaroni separately. Cut the onions in rings and stir fry them in a frying pan with high rim till they’re evenly brown. Then add the cream to the onions, flavor with a bit pepper and Aromat (generously), let it cook a little till the cream absorbed the fryed onions flavor. If the potatoes and macaroni are al dente, rinse them with hot water (to get rid of the cooking water full of starch which would glue everything together) and stack them in a bowl: layer macaroni, some potatoes, then a thin layer of grated cheese, macaroni, potatoe, cheese a.s.o. The last layer will be the onion/cream sauce.
Some people eat it with apple puree as side dish.
Takes you about 30minutes, you get lots of carbohydrates n fat to recharge your batteries.