Walliser Käseschnitte

 

Walliser Käseschnitte
Walliser Käseschnitte

Walliser Käseschnitte is a typical dish from the southern part of Switzerland, Wallis. On trekking in the mountains there, we had this delicious lunch. Of course I knew already fondue and rösti, but ‘Käseschnitte’ was new to me.  It is very tasteful after a long hike, and above all, also very easy to make.

Ingredients for 2 persons:

  • some thick slices of dark brown bread
  • some but for the form
  • 1 dl of white wine
  • 250 gr of grounded cheese
  • 2 dl of cream
  • 1 onion
  • 2 eggs
  • nutmeg, salt, cayenne pepper
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 pickles

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven on 200°C.
  • Grease the form with the butter and put the slices of bread in them.
  • Sprinkle the bread with the wine.
  • chop the onion.
  • divide the egg yolk and the white.
  • Mix the egg yolks, the cheese, the cream, the onion and the spices.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff, and mix them under the cheese mixture.
  • Pour the mixture over the bread.
  • Garnish with tomatoes and pickles.
  • Bake it for 20 minutes in the oven, until the cheese is golden brown.
  • Serve with a salad.

I like Wallis (or Valais in French, as it is a bilingual region) for going on Holiday in the mountains. We used to go to Vercorin, almost at the border between the French and the German part of the region. Walliser Käseschnitte is rather from the German part of the region.

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