The traditional Swiss raclette experience involves eating melted cheese along with simple staple ingredients such as potatoes, gherkins, and dried meats. For a more classic North American experience, the Swissmar raclette can be used to prepare breakfast for the entire family or to host an intimate dinner party. The main attraction at a raclette party is the variety of ingredients and individual dishes that each guest can prepare in his or her raclette dish. Feel free to get creative and make up your own meal as you go!
Serves 4 | Prep: 30 min
1½ to 2 pounds raclette cheese
2 pounds boiled small new potatoes (kept warm in bowl or basket)
Meat options: sliced sausage, chicken breast, sliced beef, shrimp, scallops (plan about 8oz/227g of meat per person)
Vegetable options: asparagus, sliced zucchini, sliced portobello mushrooms, sliced peppers
1. Boil potatoes, drain and set aside in basket or bowl to keep warm.
2. Slice raw meat and vegetables and place on serving platters.
3. Preheat raclette on high heat with grill side up. Lay meat and vegetables on grill top, cook on both sides until meat is cooked through and vegetables are tender-crisp. Adjust temperature accordingly while cooking.
4. While meat and veg are cooking, slice raclette cheese (ideal thickness is 1/8”) and lay cheese in raclette dish covering entire dish bottom. Place dish under the grill; melting cheese until bubbling.
5. When cooked, transfer meat and vegetables (along with potatoes) to your plate. Use the scraper to slide melted cheese directly on top of grilled meat, vegetables, and potatoes. Enjoy and repeat!
Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Serves 2 | Prep: 10 min
2 fresh italian rolls or kaiser buns, sliced crosswise
1 onion, thinly sliced
½ large bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 tsp minced garlic
½ tsp salt
ground black pepper, to taste
8 oz rib-eye steak (thinly sliced or shaved)
4 slices white American cheese or provolone
1. Preheat raclette to med-high heat with grill side up.
2. Add onions and bell peppers to raclette grill and cook, stirring until caramelized (about 6 minutes). Add the garlic, salt, and pepper and continue cooking for 30 seconds. Push to one side of the grill.
3. Add meat to raclette grill and cook, stirring and breaking up with raclette spatula, until almost no longer pink (about 2 minutes).
4. Spoon desired amount of meat and vegetables into raclette dish and cover with slice of desired cheese. Place raclette dish under grill until cheese melts to a golden brown.
5. Scrape from dish onto sliced buns using raclette spatula. Enjoy!