Topfenblattln with Sauerkraut and Applesauce

Name, Surname
Traudel Hillebrand; 68, from Germany

Personal story
I am married to an Austrian from Lausanne. To start with Tyrolean cuisine was foreign to me but now I like the cuisine it is substantial but good. Topfenblattln’s taste is sour and sweet.

Difficulty Level
Difficulty Level I

How much does it take to prepare it? 90 min.
How much does it take to cook it? 30 min.

Cooking utensils What are the necessary tools for cooking the dish?
Floured board, cutting device for blattln, frying pan.

People For how many people?
4 persons.

Ingredients List of ingredients with quantity.
400 g (Topfen) quark, 300 g flour, 20 g butter (melted), 1 egg, whole cumin, salt, 1 1⁄2 litres of vegetable oil for frying.

For the dough: Knead all the ingredients together to make dough and let it stand for 1 1⁄2 hours. Then roll out the dough on a floured surface (about 2mm thick), cut into squares or rectangles (about 5 cm each), fry the blattln in the hot oil until they are light brown. They are suitable either with Sauerkraut or applesauce.

Practical tips and secrets Any secret to make the recipe tastier?
You could use curd cheese crumbs, or if your want low fat lean ingredients use egg yolks instead of whole egg, or season with nutmeg, parsley and white pepper.

Healthy tips Which health diseases can this dish help to combat?
Topfenblattln is rich in calcium and magnesium which help lower your cholesterol and help prevent osteoporosis, Sauerkraut: blood cleansing, it strengthens the immune system, it contains anti-carcinogenic and helps in detoxification.

Seasonal tips Which season is the best time for having the dish?
Especially in the summer time the appetite is for light food, topfen is a light summer dish; topfen is full of nutritional richness, lots of high quality protein vitamins calcium, magnesium and zinc.

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