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Teufelseier

Teufelseier

As early as Roman times filled eggs were served as a first course for wealthy diners. Through the ages they have been enjoyed all over Europe with numerous filling variations including: cheese, raisins, herring, anchovies and even caviar. The Swiss version is like a bacon and egg breakfast with christmas spices.

Zitronensalat

Zitronensalat

According to the excellent cookbook, Kochen wie im alten Bern (loosely translated as Cook Like They Did in Old Bern), in the 1700s there was hardly a Swiss cookbook that didn't mention some sort of Zitronensalat (lemon salad).

Wurstsalat

Wurstsalat

This "salad" hardly needs a recipe. It is basically just sausage and cheese with a mayo infused vinaigrette. But there is something so comforting and classically Swiss about it. It is perfect as a quick dinner after a day at the pool or lake, something cool and simple, but still relatively hearty.

Maispizza

Maispizza

This recipe for Maispizza (Corn pizza), comes from Betty Bossi's everyday recipe book, Alltags Rezepte mit Pfiff. This book, first published in 1975, is full of strange 70s recipes for meatloaf with banana and nostalgic classics, like this pizza.

Dr. Bircher's Müesli

Dr Bircher's Müesli

"It's weird," was Sam's consensus on the original Birchermüesli recipe.

If you are familiar with the creamy variety sold in bakeries and cafes around Switzerland and the world, this is very much a departure, but it is the original version from Swiss physician and nutritionist, Dr. Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner. 

Appenzeller Toast

Appenzeller Toast

Appenzeller Toast (also known as Toast Williams) follows in the quick and easy 'Toast' tradition, which includes such classics as Toast Hawaii or Toast Pomodoro.

There is intense debate over where the cheese should be placed in the lineup. Some object to the cheese under the fruit and prefer a blanket of cheese covering the entire toast. Others argue that the juicy pineapple slice and appetizing red of the cherry should not be hidden under a mantel of cheese.

Quick Käseschnitten

Quick Käseschnitten

"Double cheese and dripping with fat" was Sam's explanation of a true Käseschnitte. 

The most beloved form, or Militärkäseschnitte, demands a waiting time of three hours. When that just won't do, try this simple baked-not-fried variant instead.