The Raclette dining experience is one in which each individual can create their own unique and personalized meal. Let your taste buds guide you on finding a culinary delight. And to get you started we have a few of our favorites raclette recipe ideas.
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Wash potatoes and boil in a pot filled with salted water for about 20 min. Leave the skin on! Test with a knife if the potatoes are done. Keep warm until ready to use in an insulated potato basket. In the meantime remove the rind of the cheese and cut into 1/16" thick slices using an adjustable wire slicer. Arrange gherkins, onions, and Buendnerfleisch on a platter and set aside until required. Turn raclette on to begin to heat up (allow for at least 5 minutes before using). For Raclette grills: Each guest takes a slice of cheese, places it in their pan and slides it under the raclette grill to melt. It takes approximately 2 minutes to melt to a creamy consistency and 3 minutes for a more crispier top. In the meantime take a potato, place onto your plate and cut it into a few pieces, remove the pan from under the grill once it's reached its preferred consistency and hold the pan onto its side to scrape the cheese out, using your wooden spatula. For Raclette melter, each guest prepares potatoes and side dishes on their plates. When the cheese starts melting on the wheel, scrape the cheese onto the plate. Season to taste with freshly ground pepper and paprika.
Sally’s favorite Raclette combination
Cook the pork and potato slices on the grill top, when brown, put them in the pan, add a slice of tomato, and cover with cheese. Put under the heating element until melted. Enjoy with fresh ground pepper.
Jimmy’s favorite Raclette combination – Hawaiian
Put a slice of ham in the pan, add a slice of pineapple, cover with Raclette Cheese. Put under the heating element until melted. Also delicious with a slice of baguette bread.
Tucker’s favorite Raclette combination – “Raclette Pizza”
Put a piece of bread in the pan, spread pizza sauce evenly, add salami or pepperoni slices, and cover with cheese. Put under the heating element until melted. Enjoy your very own pizza. If you think you'd like to make a real mini-pizza with your raclette check out our Pizza and Raclette grill from Stockli. Comes with a non-stick grill top or a granite hot stone.
Lightly toast slices of French or Italian bread on the grill plate. Place into a raclette dish and sprinkle with white wine. Cover with a slice of cheese and slide the raclette dish under the grill. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes. While the cheese is melting, cook thin slices of bacon or ham, sliced mushrooms, or onion rings on the grill plate. Once the cheese is melted garnish with the prepared grilled items.
Slice small pre-boiled potatoes lengthwise, place in a raclette dish. Cover with a thin layer of cheese (or you can use spices), slide the raclette dish under grill plate until cheese has melted.
Grill green or red peppers, mushrooms and onions on the grill top. Place a slice of mozzarella cheese in raclette dish and slide under grill plate until cheese has melted. Place a tortilla on the grill top and fill with grilled vegetables and melted cheese. Fold tortilla over and flip it so both sides are browned. Cut and serve. You can also add your favorite meat and try different types of cheeses.
For this recipe with an American Twist you need:
Grill the artisan bread and set it aside, then grill the hamburgers, onions and garlic slices on top to the grill. Melt cheese in the raclette dishes, combine!
What a cheeseburger!
Crush peppercorns, combine shrimp, peppercorns, oil and lemon juice. Peel mango, cut fruit from pit, and dice finely. Add diced mango to shrimp and season mixture to taste with salt and sugar. Place a little shrimp-mango mixture and cover with Raclette Cheese in the raclette dishes and cook for about 8 minutes, adding sliced almonds toward the end. Optional: grill the shrimp on the grill top before placing in raclette dishes. Enjoy!
Mix ham, mustard, honey, cayenne pepper, and garlic. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Heat Raclette grill. Put ham cubes and raspberries in the pan, cover with cheese and place it under the heating element. When melted, slide onto your plate and enjoy. Serve with fresh baguette bread.
From: "Ein Dutzend gluschtige Raclette-Rezepte"