25 May. 2023 · Culinary

Recipe classic of the Kleinwalsertal: Öpfelriibel

Enjoy the Walser classics at home, too. Chefs from Kleinwalsertal chat about their recipes. Today in the blog: Öpfelriibel  (Appleriebel)

Käsespätzle, Kässpatzen, Chösschnöpfli, Käsknöpfle.... many names for one delicious dish! In winter as a power source on the slopes or in summer as a delicious feast at the hut. Käsespätzle enjoy the status of the must-eat dish on vacation throughout the Alps. 

But what if we also get a craving for the classic dish at home?

Gregor Keck from Alpengasthof Hörnlepass shares his recipe*:


Quantities for 4 people

  • 320 g polenta
  • 1 l milk
  • 100 g butter
  • salt
  • 1-2 apples

Preparing the main dish:

1) Boil milk with a little butter and salt, add the polenta.


2) Stir and work the whole for a long time until the dough separates from the pot.

3) Leave this mash to cool (preferably overnight).

4) Slice the apple thinly and fry it in a large pan with a little butter. Add the cooled polenta and crumble or "riebel" while poking constantly until golden brown polenta lumps form.

5) Garnish as desired - for example with almond slivers and a slice of orange - and serve.

An Guata!


Gourmet Valley Hike Hotel Birkenhöhe | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen |Photographer: Frank Drechsel

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