Friday, May 23, 2008

Obatzda. Huh? (Cheese that kills but tastes so good!)

Oh, come on - you live only once per reincarnation! Eat good while you can. This cheese preparation is so rich and so yummy, it will take you to Heaven. On Earth, or otherwise.

"Obatzda" is a favorite cheese spread - from Vienna, Austria in the East to Munich, Germany in the West. This artery-clogging specialty is often made at home and every Hausfrau has her own secret mix of ingredients. When you consume vast quantities of beer and schnaps, you need to have a solid coating of fat on your stomach lining. Who wants to get drunk from the first 2 liters, already? The trick is to keep the alcohol from entering the blood stream too quickly. And the best way to do this is with a hefty meal before you start drinking.

Here is my version of this deliciously rich and creamy concoction called "Obatzda".

8 oz Camembert or Brie, ripe
4 oz Limburger, ripe and steenky ;-)
2 oz Cream Cheese
2 oz Butter, soft
1/2 cup Onion, small dice
2 Tsp Fresh Chives, finely chopped
1 Tsp Mustard, grainy, sweet
1 tsp Paprika
Salt & Pepper to taste

Mash all ingredients with a fork and pile it on good crusty bread or whole grain crackers.

Don't forget to take your cholesterol-lowering pills!

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