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Old 01-25-2007, 12:21 PM   #1
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Raclette ideas

I was given a Raclette grill for Christmas. I am now getting, when are we going to try it out, what do you use on it? I've never done this before. The booklet that comes with the grill suggests par boiled baby youkon gold potatoes and the Swiss Rackette cheese..side dishes to include, dried meats such as proscuitto, parma ham, also baguettes, Gherkins, pickled onions.
If any of you have done this or have ideas, I"d love to hear what you did and how you liked it. I have a beautiful hunk of the French Raclette cheese, just waiting for me. to get it in gear .

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Old 01-25-2007, 12:55 PM   #2
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I have never had the pleasure of a meal like this - I'm curious too.
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:14 PM   #3
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Oh, oh. We gave a raclette grill to our kids for Christmas and a cookbook to go with it. The recipe the OP is quoting is the traditional raclette--melt the cheese, spread on the potatoes and put the condiments on the plate. But the cookbook (on Amazon--about $10) has a LOAD of recipes for all kinds of things that are just terrific.
We ate in a restaurant in Paris that had raclette. Our DDIL ordered raclette and melted the cheese in the little cup under the top of the stone grill. DD and her husband had grilled meats to fix on top. Wonderful meal and lots of fun.
Raclette can be done (not so romantically) without the grill by melting the cheese in the microwave and serving with the other accompaniments.
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:24 PM   #4
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This is a very interesting piece of equipment and I often wished I had a use for it. If you google, "Uses for Raclette" you will tons of ideas on what to grill and the cheeses to use. There is a specialty cheese from Wisconsin called "Raclette" and I buy it because it is so good, but you can use several different other cheeses. Go to google for a lot of answers.
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:02 PM   #5
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Thanks Candocook and Drama queen..
Will go google and see what I can find.

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Old 01-25-2007, 02:04 PM   #6
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I have never had the pleasure of a meal like this - I'm curious too.
I'll let you know how it is. I have some beautiful cheese that I'm dying to use so DH and I may just do a sample ourselves this weekend.

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Old 01-26-2007, 09:58 AM   #7
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We got a half wheel of Raclette for Christmas (6#!!) and we've been having fun with it, but I'm so pleased to see some sites listed for ideas.

Just a note on the cheese - it freezes beautifully - 6# for 2 people....no way could we enjoy it all before it went south. So I tried freezing wedges of it - I've thawed out one to test and it's great! Same consistency as when fresh.

So far we've enjoyed softened, spread on a craker and topped with bresaola - that was the best so far, but just all by itself on a cracker or sourdough 'ain't too shabby' either! ;)
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:21 AM   #8
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I just read this GREAT raclette cookbook with many recipes and also the history of the meal. It is very inspirational with all the colour photos for each recipe. It is called The Raclette Insider Guide or so. I highly recommend it to anyone venturing out to host a raclette party.
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:24 AM   #9
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I just did Raclette with our friends a few weeks ago I included some blanched asparagus and oven roasted mushroom,I had some leftover so the next day I made a little plate with layers of the vegetables and raclette popped it in the microwave it turned out really good also.
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"It is called The Raclette Insider Guide or so." - thank you, farina - I'm on my way to order the book!!
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