Making raclette recipes is a great way to savor the delicious flavors of gourmet cheese. Informal as well as cultivated, raclette is a dish that's perfect for low-key parties - especially during the winter months.
Many raclette recipes are surprisingly easy to make. Prepared with a special raclette grill, the melted cheese becomes a savory topping for an array of foods, including meats, veggies and potatoes.
Similar to how fondue is served, a raclette grill is placed at the center of a table and party goers prepare each of the foods individually.
The best time to enjoy this unique dish is during the winter - raclette has been a popular winter warmer since it first became popular at ski resorts in the French alps!
1. In a large covered pot fitted with a steam basket, steam potatoes over rapidly boiling water for 15 minutes until fork tender.
2. Place raclette grill in center of table and preheat on medium-high for 10 minutes. Place potatoes on top of raclette grill in a heavy bottomed heat-proof ceramic or metal bowl or saucepan with lid to keep warm. Arrange ham, cheese, cornichons, onions, and parsley on individual plates or in bowls around raclette machine.
3. Turn on raclette grill to heat up. Have each guest take a slice of cheese and places it in their potatoes. Slide it under the grill to melt, approximately 2 minutes.
4. Meanwhile place a potato onto a plate. Cut into pieces. Gather ham, cornichons, onions, bread and parsley. Scrape cheese off of pan onto plate. Sprinkle with pepper. Enjoy!
Use these 7 raclette tips and recipes to create the ideal raclette party experience:
1. The cheeses should be melted slowly in the grill. Overcooking gourmet cheeses effects the flavors and texture.
2. Vegetables, meats, poultry and seafood should be cut and stored prior to serving, then presented in small, individual bowls.
3. Prepare roughly 7 ounces of cheese and potatoes per guest.
4. In addition to potatoes, French baguette is a traditional food to serve with raclette. Have a couple types of bread available for guests to snack on before and during the meal.
5. Black pepper, salt and paprika are excellent spices to serve with raclette.
6. Use different pans for each type of meat, seafood and poultry.
7. Something light and refreshing is perfect for dessert after the relatively heavy and flavorful raclette meal � so serve fruit and light ice cream or sherbert for dessert!
Make ahead: Prepare through step 1 one day ahead. Refrigerate. Reheat potatoes in either the steam basket or microwave oven until heated through. Serve with a crisp, dry Riesling
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (765g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 4 (1%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.5g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.1g||1 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.2g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 30.6mg||1 %|
|Potassium 2147.9mg||57 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 89.1g||26 %|
|Dietary Fiber 11.2g||45 %|
|Sugars, other 77.9g|
|Protein 10.3g||15 %|
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Calories per serving: 393
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