This a very simple dish to create but is also very tasty. The Kasspatzln with melted, spicy cheese and fried onions is a typical Tyrolean dish and will certainly fill a hole if you’re hungry! Christine visited Verena in Alpbach to find out how to make these filling cheese noodles.
Ingredients (for 4 people):
250g of flour
5g of salt
50ml of lukewarm water
Butter or ghee
1 onion, diced
100g grated or crumbled cheese (gray cheese or any other spicy cheese)
Salt and pepper
How to make:
Add the flour, eggs, salt and water to a bowl and mix together with a wooden spoon to form a dough. Remember not to use too much water as the dough should be quite thick.
Press the dough through a Spatzlhobel (a type of upright cheese grate used for making noodles) and into a pan of boiling salted water. Bring the pan back to a boil again then strain and rinse cold.
In a frying pan, fry the diced onion with a knob of butter (or ghee) until light brown in colour. Add the noodles into the pan and fry until they’re piping hot. Fold in the cheese and allow it to melt.
Season the dish with some salt and pepper, stir together and serve with roasted onions and parsley.
(The roasted onions can be made by peeling the onion and cutting it into thin slices. Dust the slices with paprika powder and flour, and fry until golden brown.)