Plain in Pigna - Switzerland

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This recipe has been placed here for play in Culinary Quest - Switzerland found at Almond Corner. A specialty from canton Graubünden in Switzerland, the so called Plain in Pigna. It is actually an oven baked rösti that contains a couple of different Swiss sausage specialties like Salsiz, Landjäger (smoked, raw beef and bacon sausage) or even Mostbröckli, which is a piece of smoked and dried raw beef. My family has traditionally always added eggs and cheese.


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15 Min
40 Min


  • 500 g
    waxy potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1
  • 50 g
  • 150 - 200 g
    different types of smoked sausages or dry cured ham
  • 2
  • 75 g
  • 50 ml
  • 70 - 100 g
    gruyére cheese
  • ·
    pinch of marjoram
  • ·
    pinch of nutmeg
  • ·
    pinch of salt and pepper

How to Make Plain in Pigna - Switzerland


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C
  2. Saute chopped onion in butter until glassy, add cubed bacon and fry for a few minutes.
  3. Mix flour with milk and the eggs, season.
  4. Stir in the cubed sausages, the cheese and the fried onion with the bacon.
  5. Stir in coarsely grated potato and bake in a cake pan for 35-40 minutes.

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About Plain in Pigna - Switzerland

Course/Dish: Savory Pies
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Eastern European
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Swiss - Pie

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