Alright...so it isn't REALLY mac and cheese, but that is essentially what I would compare it to. Actually, if I am being honest, it looks better.
Käsknöpfle is the national dish of Liechtenstein, and once you hear about it, if you are thinking that it seems more German than anything else you aren't wrong. Since it is such a small country (only home to 38,000 people...and the only other country that is smaller in Europe is Vatican City), there aren't too many things that are purely from here. Much of their cultural and culinary influences come from their neighbors like Austria and Switzerland. And if we are being honest...Germany, who while they don't share a border with, is only about 450km/280 miles away.
The differences between this dish and the typical American Mac & Cheese is the types of used and the fact that it is topped with caramelized onions. Also, if you are making it in a traditional way...you'll also be making your own noodles (but don't worry...it doesn't seem that hard).
I am planning on making this dish over the weekend, and if it comes out I'll post the photos on our social media pages @worldpopradio on both Instagram and Twitter. And if you make it share your photos as well!
Speaking of making it, you can find plenty of recipes online, however this one seems to be one of the easiest. Plus, her website is filled with recipes from around the globe! Check out her recipe for Käsknöpfle here.