Monday, March 22, 2010

Raclette Fun

About a year ago, a couple we know invited us over for a Raclette Dinner party.  We had no idea what the heck that was but who are we to turn down a dinner party.  Boy were we impressed.

What is Raclette?

Raclette is also a dish indigenous to parts of Switzerland, Wallonia and France. The Raclette cheese round is heated, either in front of a fire or by a special machine, then scraped onto diners' plates; the term raclette derives from the French racler, meaning "to scrape". Traditionally, it is accompanied by small firm potatoes (Bintje, Charlotte or Raclette varieties), gherkins, pickled onions, dried meat, such as prosciutto and viande des Grisons, sliced peppers, tomato, onion, mushrooms, pears, and dusted with paprika and fresh-ground black pepper.

- Source: Wikipedia

Last year I bought a little Raclette off Kijiji for $5 but we never used it.  Sunday night I had a craving for something different so we decided to give the Raclette grill a try.

Our menu did not consist of many of the traditional dishes but it still did not disappoint.

We had:

- marinated chicken breasts (marinated with herb & garlic marinade)

- Button Mushrooms

- Red & Orange sweet peppers

- Spanish Onion

- Zucchini

- Multigrain baguette

- Monterrey Jack Cheese

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Dave mentioned that he was surprised at how full he felt even though he was eating so little.  In fact, although we ate slower, it is the same amount of food that I’d put in one of our stirfrys.  This method allows you to talk and take your time at the dinner table. 

We really had a great raclette night and the grill will resurface in the future once again!

2 comments:

Amy on March 22, 2010 at 4:10 PM said...

Yum! I heart raclette.

Andrew and I have raclette on Christmas Eve! :)

You should try adding garlic butter to the baguette and toasting it on the grill. *drool*

Cat on March 23, 2010 at 12:39 PM said...

Mouth. Watering.

So many delicious Sweet Tooth posts....love it!