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Old 05.10.2010, 16:30
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

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What about spicy food? Is there any popular spicey swiss dishes?
Not so's you'd notice! There are tons of Thai restaurants here, and Thai cookery is something a lot of younger Swiss will experiment with at home... but traditional Swiss dishes? Spicy?

The standard late-night fast food option is a kebab (not grilled meat on skewers - a "kebab" here is similar to gyros, but made with veal or chicken.) You can get those with a (not terribly spicy) chili sauce on them... again, though, not a very traditional Alpine dish.

Having said that, how do you feel about cookies with black pepper in them?
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Old 05.10.2010, 16:33
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

The closest you'll get to anything remotely resembling spicy will probably be in Ticino, a sort of "poor man's version" of Italian cooking
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Old 05.10.2010, 16:37
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

I hear they like to make hashbrowns.

Spicy!!!! That cracked me up. Consider Thai and Lankan food, two of the spiciest in the world, and then see how the restaurants prepare it here to satisfy the local taste buds. Def nothing traditional that is spicy.

But you could toss a few red peppers (not chilies) into your hashbrowns and that would spice it up to maximum Swiss levels.

They do make good potato salad. And know how to slice a mean cheese on some tasty bread.

There's a reason the Swiss are obsessed with Thai food.
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Old 05.10.2010, 16:47
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

Message to everyone living in the German speaking parts of Switzerland....there's a whole world of different cuisine out there in the west and south of the country to explore. Yes, I agree Swiss german cooking is somewhat bland and unimaginative (although still nice to come back to after a week in Germany last week) but it sometimes doesn't have a gherkin on top either.

BTW, for completeness, the Swiss germans are obsessed with Thai and Italian food and kebabs.
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

Well spicy isn't everything. Thanks for the help, when my brother and I shop tonight I'll get some ingredients to make this stuff
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Old 05.10.2010, 18:13
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

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Probably one of the easiest dishes to make is the "Züri Geschnetzeltes"
Handy Swiss Kitchen Hint - if one ever misplaces one's recipe for Züri Geschnetzeltes, just make Beef Stroganoff, and replace the beef with flavourless strips of animal protein of uncertain origin.
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Old 05.10.2010, 18:17
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replace the beef with flavourless strips of animal protein of uncertain origin.
Ah... for the famous Walliser Geschnetzeltes...
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I can't eat too much cheese because it doesn't agree with me
Yes it does!

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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

DOn't forget you can also make Spaetzli. Consider it a sort of Swiss pasta (also found in southern Germany). With cheese, meat, whatever. Some like to mix apple sauce in with it. No matter what, make sure you top it with some onions (crispy fried).
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

What about Fotzelschnitte:

Mix 200ml Milk, 2Eggs and a dash of salt. Put 8 slices of Zopf (or Toast) in till they are soaked. Melt 30g Butter in Pan (160 degrees celsius) and bake the slices for about 5min each side. Mix 3 tablespoons of sugar and half a teaspoon of cinnamon and sprinkle over the bread. Serve with apple puree.
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Old 05.10.2010, 19:47
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

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What about Fotzelschnitte:

Mix 200ml Milk, 2Eggs and a dash of salt. Put 8 slices of Zopf (or Toast) in till they are soaked. Melt 30g Butter in Pan (160 degrees celsius) and bake the slices for about 5min each side. Mix 3 tablespoons of sugar and half a teaspoon of cinnamon and sprinkle over the bread. Serve with apple puree.

You mean French Toast.

Edit: I notice your version is baked not pan grilled.
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Old 05.10.2010, 19:50
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

Züri Geschnetzeltes is seconded from me. It turned me around on Swiss food altogether. You can have it with spatzli, noodles, boiled potatoes, rosti or even rice. I reckon noodles or potatoes are better. Oh, also see the thread on rosti, really excellent for breakfast with fried egg and ham.
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It's very easy to make Swiss food. Dump anything you can think of in a pot,.... serve on a small plate,...
and instead of a gherkin sprinkle Aromat all over it. See! Swiss cuisine really is versatile.
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Old 05.10.2010, 20:44
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I wondered when Aromat was gonna surface..!!
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Probably one of the easiest dishes to make is the "Züri Geschnetzeltes" with Rösti (from Zurich in the German part of Switzerland)
If I had to choose a last meal, this would surely be it. Preferably with a starter of nüssli and a bottle of Dézalay.
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What about spicy food? Is there any popular spicey swiss dishes?
Where I live anything with garlic is considered spicy
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

Don't ever make a mild curry for a Swiss guest. You will surely regret it.
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

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Well, I guess it does depend on the cheese. Maybe Swiss Cheese, but I haven't had it in years.
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

What is their obsession with Gherkins!!! Does anyone know where I might buy a trad swiss receipe book but written in English? My German is nowhere near good enough still to try to follow instructions in it!!
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What is their obsession with Gherkins!!! Does anyone know where I might buy a trad swiss receipe book but written in English? My German is nowhere near good enough still to try to follow instructions in it!!

http://www.amazon.com/SWISS-COOKBOOK.../dp/0689703635

As to gherkins: I guess it's the same as cucumber sandwiches in the UK, just tastier...
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