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Easy to make Swiss food?

I know Switzerland is German, Italian and French but I'm assuming it has it's own unique dishes. Is there any easy dishes to make with stuff you can get here in Southern California?
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I know Swiss is German, Italian and French but I'm assuming it has it's own unique dishes. Is there any easy dishes to make with stuff you can get here in Southern California?
It's very easy to make Swiss food. Dump anything you can think of in a pot, doesn't matter whether the ingredients compliment each-other or not. Proceed to half-cook the concoction, and then serve on a small plate. Oh yes, and add a slice or two of gherkin on top.
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

You mean this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gherkin
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

Probably one of the easiest dishes to make is the "Züri Geschnetzeltes" with Rösti (from Zurich in the German part of Switzerland):

Fry finely cut strips of veal in butter with sliced onions and mushrooms (plus salt and pepper) to taste. Add a dash of white wine and cream when the meat's done and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve with a dollop of sour cream on top and Rösti - hashed potatoes crisply fried in butter on both sides.
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

Thanks mopp, looks delicious. And I realize I need a bigger sarcasm detector now...
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Is there any easy dishes to make with stuff you can get here in Southern California?
I suppose you could always try melting a whole load of cheese in a bowl...
oh, wait...

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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

I can't eat too much cheese because it doesn't agree with me
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I can't eat too much cheese because it doesn't agree with me
Then I'm afraid you're kind of buggered when it comes to Swiss cuisine.
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

Aww...well, there's always others.
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

Here's a website in English giving you a pretty good selection of Swiss specialities (no sarcasm, just food). Most of the recipes are sweet stuff, and if you scroll down you'll see what everything's supposed to look like. Pretty basic, but a good start!

http://www.about.ch/culture/food/index.html
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

Thanks again mopp. What's your guys favorite dishes if you have any?
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

Meat, meat, more meat, pasta, meat, salad, meat, everything that's sweet (it's not supposed to rhyme, but it does...)
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

Lol well meats my favorite too. Whats the most popular meat over there in Switzerland?
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

Pork and veal. And more pork.
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

Certainly sounds like a diet I could get along with.
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

My favorite swiss dish would be "Blanquette d'agneau à l'emmentaloise": Lamb in a saffron sauce, of bernese (emmental) origin.

Regarding recipes:

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/interests/food-and-wine/typically-swiss-recipes/recipes-betty-bossi.html?region=00

http://www.swissrecipes.org/

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/inte...s-recipes.html





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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

Sources of Swiss recipes, right on this forum
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Lol well meats my favorite too. Whats the most popular meat over there in Switzerland?
Pork in all shapes and sizes, chicken (no battery rearing allowed in CH), lamb. It's difficult to generalize because each region (German, French and Italian) has its own specialities requiring different cuts of meat. You'll also find a good selection of "typical" sausages in all parts of the country (google "luganighe", "St. Galler Bratwurst", "saucisson vaudois" "salsiz" to give you an idea)
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

What about spicy food? Is there any popular spicey swiss dishes?
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Re: Easy to make Swiss food?

An easy and quick favourite of mine is salad with cervelat and Appenzell cheese. Very tasty!



You'll need:

1. 4 Cervelat sausages
2. 1 tsp mild mustard
3. herb vinegar: amount based on personal preference but generally 3 tbsp
4. 1 tbsp mayo
5. finely chopped chives
6. Appenzell cheese (or your fav cheese - I sometimes use grumpygrapefruits' English cheese )
7. small onion sliced into rings: skip this step if you arent really into onions
8. 2 hardboiled eggs
9. 4 tbsp Rapeseed or sunflower oil (I personally use olive oil)

a. Remove skin of cervelat sausages and slice
b. mix with salad, salt, pepper and eggs!

Tadaaa!

PS: gherkins are optional too.
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