The traditional cuisine of Lucerne is very satisfying and warming. Rich soups, hearty dishes of potatoes and pasta, as well as sweet and unsweetened pastries, are widespread here. A very interesting dish that can be tasted in any local restaurant is Alpen Macaroni. It is prepared from the simplest products, so the traditional dish of locals can be easily cooked at home.
For 5 servings, you will need 400 g of potatoes, 200 g of pasta (penne), 200 g of hard cheese, 100 g of butter, vegetable oil, 2 medium onions, 150 ml of high fat cream. Cut potatoes into cubes and cook until ready, and then cook pasta al dente and let it cool.
Onions are cut in half rings and caramelized in a pan in melted butter, which must be mixed in equal proportions with vegetable oil. Warm cream up without boiling and then add nutmeg, salt, and pepper to taste. Add grated half of the cheese head to cream, mix thoroughly, and add the ready potatoes, pasta and 2/3 of onions.
Put the resulting mixture in a baking dish, sprinkle it with the remaining cheese and decorate with onions. The casserole is cooked in an oven at a temperature of 200 °C for about 20 minutes. The ready dish is decorated with grated cheese and fresh herbs or vegetable salad, if desired.