Friday, February 8, 2013

On the Menu Part 2: Swiss Food

 Guten Appetit!

That is "good appetite" in German, one of the 4 languages in Switzerland.  Our little adventure in cheese just wasn't enough to whet our appetite so we went online to search for some recipes.  We found this recipe (and many others that sounded good) at The Swiss Center . It's a recipe for Zurich-style "cut meat" or sliced steak, called Zurcher Geschnetzeltes.  It's not a low calorie meal but it was easy and delicious and the ingredients are easy to find!  

Zurcher Geschnetzeltes-
For the recipe you will need:
  • 1lb. veal.  I don't eat veal so we used top sirloin- sliced into strips.
  • 1/2 lb. sliced mushrooms
  • 1 med. onion sliced
  • 2 oz. butter
  • 5 oz. white wine
  • 7 oz. cream- beaten slightly to thicken
  • 1/2 lemon- juiced
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper
1. Heat butter and lightly brown the meat.  Remove from pan and keep warm while preparing the rest.
2.  Fry mushrooms for a few minutes same pan. Add the lemon juice.  Add onions and cook until browned.
3.  Add wine to deglaze pan.  Lower heat, cover and cook for a few minutes.
4.  Return meat to pan, raise the heat (not boiling) and stir in cream.  Add parsley and salt and pepper to taste.  Cook for a few more minutes to bring everything up to the right temperature.
5.  This would traditionally be served with "rosti", which are similar to hash browns, but I served them with egg noodles, even though I have hash browns in the ingredients picture.

The whole family liked this dish, although my husband picked out the onions and the kids only ate the meat and noodles (and some broccoli).  The sauce was delicious - lemony, creamy and really good over the noodles and broccoli (no noodles for me).  If all the food in Switzerland tastes this delicious, sign me up for the next flight!! 

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