Citizens – trust me on this one, I know whereof I speak!
The Principality of Liechtenstein is one of the smallest countries in the world – only 62 square miles – yet this tiny postage-stamp of a country has managed to produce one of the world’s tastiest dishes!
Liechtensteiner Käsknöpfle is basically mac and cheese that has evolved to a higher plane of existence. The “mac” are actually spaetzle – which offers a more toothsome bite than pasta – while the cheese is actually a mix of 3 different varieties, each selected for superior flavor and/or meltability. Lastly, add in some caramelized onion for additional goodness and optional apple sauce to heighten the sweetness of each bite.
I wax rhapsodic about this dish – and rightfully so. It is not known outside of Liechtenstein, a true tragedy that I intend to dictatorially fix with this post. 🙂
I personally found the following recipe from the exceptional food blog of Global Table Adventure to be the most canonical – the site they’ve put together is one of my favorites, expect to see other recipes from there cropping up in the future. I especially approve of their selection of cheeses – they are truly the right choices for this dish!
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do – it deserves your attention and your respect.
Battle on – The Generalissimo