Switzerland...a faraway dream land...snowy peaks...cheeses...chocolates..all things glorious !!
And since actual journey to Swiss seems far-fetched in these recession times, I could atleast do a culinary journey there..I searched for some good vegetarian recipes and though lot of cakes and cookies enticed me , I zeroed in on this one -
So today eve, I had to do a quick stop to get some potatoes and put everything together - (makes for 2 people)
4 medium sized potatoes (cut in halves and microwaved till cooked but firm(6-8 mins)1 medium sized onion , cut thinly2 garlic pods , mincedsome milk to caramelize (instead of cream)2 cups Pasta, cooked as directed1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese1 tbsp butterIn a large frying pan heat the butter and saute the onions until a light brown. Moisten with milk, add the garlic and bring to boil. Stir in the (cooked) pasta, slice the potatoes and stir into pan. Reheat. Stir in the grated cheese.Season with salt and pepper. Grate cheese on top as desired.
This came out to be a very full-bodied , rich but not-overly so pasta. I tried it with the prescribed combination ,i.e applesauce and though it provides a nice sweet touch to the base pasta, a sweet pasta didnt really appeal .. I can imagine it better with some veggies added in ...
There ! So I added some saute-ed mushrooms and sprinkled red pepper to make a nice lunch for DH :
I know, last minute.. but at least I didn't miss the train to the Alps :)