The Raclette Meal
Having a raclette meal is an experience where everyone can do
their own cooking directly at the table using one of the modern
table top grills. The host will usually do some simple preparation
of the ingredients before hand i.e. slice up the cheese, boil/roast
some potatoes and cut up extra accompaniments and the rest of
the work the guests do themselves. This usually will free up the
host to enjoy the company of the friends or family instead of
leaving their guests to attend to food cooking in the kitchen.
Preparation is simple and can be done hours before and stored
in the refrigerator.
An ideal dinner party idea or just something special for the
family to enjoy, especially the kids - it will surely become a
favourite occasion in your home during cold winter evenings or
for simply summer entertaining outdoors.
Just like the Cheese
Fondue, where cheese and fine white wine are fused magnificently
together, the Raclette style of eating can also be adapted using
a variety of cheeses that suit to your particular taste. Any cheese
that melts well is ideal. In Australia the most ideal of course
Raclette or Heidi
Farm Raclette Cheese, especially made for raclette
grills. Other hard cheeses such as Jarlsberg, Emmental, Gouda,
Gruyère and vintage cheddar are well worth a try.
While the farmer favourites eaten with the cheese were foods such
as cured meats, picked onions and gherkins you can choose ingredients
such as leg ham, prosciutto (thin Italian ham), tomatoes, pineapple,
capsicum, prawns, fresh or dried herbs, avocado, onions, marinated
chicken or beef, mushrooms, celery, asparagus, olives or crusty
bread. There are no set rules to follow - except perhaps to avoid
using your fork on the non stick surfaces of your grill, as special
wooden raclette scrapers are used instead.
It's an occasion where the choices are up to the guests themselves
and so you can sit back, have fun, take your time and truly relax
and enjoy the satisfaction of entertaining at home.
See also Raclette Party Tips
and Raclette First impressions.
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More in this section:
What is Raclette
Raclette or Fondue
Raclette Party Tips
More Raclette Tips
The Raclette Meal
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