Schalet is a simple dish that my parents often used to do for me and my brothers when we were young: it's cheap, filling and very tasty. This recipe comes from Hesse, that's the part of Germany where my father's family originally came from.
The following should give you enough for at least four hungry persons:
- 1.2 kg potatoes
- 700 g onions
- 500 g apples (something like Bramleys: not too sweet, could even be a little sour)
- 400 g Speck (that's a sort of smoked bacon popular in Germany, just use bacon)
- three eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
Put the peeled potatoes and the onions through a fine mincer. Peel the apples and cut them into thin wedges. Cut the Speck (or the smoked bacon) into very small cubes. Thoroughly mix everything, adding the three eggs. Grease a casserole with butter or vegetable oil and put the mixture in. Put into a preheated oven (180C) and bake for about two hours (or until the top has turned to a dark-golden crust).
$updated from: Schalet.htxt Sat 18 Jan 2014 13:14:24 thomasl (By Thomas Lauer)$