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Potato Casserole from the Mühlviertel - Austrian Specialties

Simply cooking with potatoes - Mühlviertler potato casserole
Cooking with potatoes - Mühlviertler potato casserole wasp nests

Mühlviertler Potato Casserole - Cooking with Potatoes in Austria

You can easily cook this recipe with potatoes and apples. This Mühlviertler Potato Casserole is one of the recipes we brought back from our trips to savor in Austria. The Mühlviertel Wasp Nests combine potatoes with apples. A type of recipe with potatoes, that is rarely used. We were served this potato flour dish on our visit at the monastery in Schlägl abbey in Aigen in the Mühlviertel region of Austria. Austria is famous for its pastries. However, I know few Austrian recipes that combine potatoes with fruit. The influence of Bohemia and Bavaria on the Waldviertel cuisine also plays a role here, because potatoes can be found in all kinds of dishes in both neighboring countries.

It is also one of the reasons why I love this dish. Growing up in Bavaria in a region, where potatoes are processed in a variety of ways, potato specialties have been one of my favorite dishes, since I was a child. It makes me all the more happy, when I can add a new recipe to my collection of potato dishes. Especially if it is one, that is as easy to prepare as the Wasp Nests. This Mühlviertel Potato Casserole is now one of the dishes, that we discovered on our travels, that we cook regularly at home.

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Simply cook with potatoes - potato casserole wasp nests from the Mühlviertel
Cooking with potatoes - Mühlviertler potato casserole wasp nests

Simply cooking with potatoes - Mühlviertler potato casserole

Ingredients for Mühlviertler Wasp Nests (4 Portions)

Dough for Cooking with Potatoes

500 g floury cooking potatoes
150 g flour
1 EL soft butter
1 egg

Filling

750 g apples
60 g melted butter
30 g raisins
50 g of brown sugar

Icing

250 ml of milk
salt
cinnamon
Butter
Flour

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How to cook with potatoes - Prepare the Mühlviertler potato casserole

Cooking with potatoes is easy. Boil and peel the potatoes. Press them through the potato press* , knead potatoes, flour, butter, egg and a little salt into a smooth dough.

Coat a casserole dish * with butter. Preheat the oven to 170° C. Peel the apples. Remove the core. Cut the apples into thin slices.

Roll out the dough on a floured work surface about 5 mm thick. Butter it. Sprinkle apples and raisins on it. Sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. This makes the Mühlviertler potato casserole particularly tasty.

Roll the dough like a strudel. Divide the dough roll into 5 cm thick slices. Place these upright in the casserole dish. Then coat the dough pieces with liquid butter and bake for about 60 minutes on the middle tray of the oven*.

Pour milk over it 10 minutes before the end of the baking time. You can serve the Mühlviertler Wasp Nests warm or cold. If you like, you can sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top. A compote tastes best with it (e.g. rhubarb or plums). Enjoy your meal and enjoy the Mühlviertel potato casserole. Cooking with potatoes is healthy.

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