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Raclette

Raclette

Classic meets modern in this selection of Raclette ingredients that you can prepare ahead, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the first course with guests. There's about 3 oz (90 g) of cheese per person, but heartier appetites (and cheese lovers) may want to have 5 oz (150 g), which would increase the total to 2-1/2 lb (1.25 kg).

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: March 2006

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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  • Portion size 8

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 lb 1-1/2lbraclette cheese
  • 1-1/2 lb 1-1/2lbcooked sausagesausages, such as smoked turkey or kielbasa
  • 2 cups 2cupsdrained pickles cornichons, gherkins and cocktail_onions)
  • 1 bunch 1bunchbroccoli, cut_into florets
  • 1 can 1canwhole baby corn
  • 24 small new 24small new potatopotatoes
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsweet paprika
  • 1 pinch 1pinchpepper
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Preparation

Scrape away most tough rind from cheese. Thinly slice cheese into 3-1/2-inch (9 cm) squares or cut to fit raclette pan. Arrange on serving plate.

Diagonally cut sausages into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices; arrange on separate serving plate. Place pickles in bowls.

In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cover and cook broccoli until tender-crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer to bowl of cold water to chill; drain and pat dry. Transfer to serving bowl.

Drain and rinse corn; pat dry. Place in serving bowl. (Make-ahead: Cover all prepared ingredients and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

In same saucepan of boiling salted water, cook potatoes, covered, just until tender, 16 to 18 minutes; drain well. Transfer to cloth napkin-lined heatproof bowl; fold napkin over potatoes to keep warm. (Make-ahead: Let cool; refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Reheat in microwave oven at high for 4 to 6 minutes.)

To serve, choose one of the following.

For the purist: Quarter potatoes; place on plate. Place 1 slice cheese in raclette tray; broil under raclette broiler until molten hot, melted and bubbly, about 2 minutes. Scrape over potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika and pepper to taste. Add pickles.

For variety: Arrange piece each of sausage, broccoli and baby corn in raclette tray; top with cheese and broil under raclette broiler.

For action: Chop potatoes; place in raclette tray. Top with cheese and broil under raclette broiler while grilling sausage on top portion of raclette grill.

Additional information :

Tips: Use top level of raclette grill to keep potatoes warm in a covered heatproof dish.

For ventilation, you may want to open a window while grilling. Cooking less fatty foods will reduce smokiness, too.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 800 pro 40g total fat 48g sat. fat 24g
carb 57g fibre 5g chol 127mg sodium 1,597mg

% RDI:

calcium 79 iron 21 vit A 31 vit C 103
folate 33
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