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).
- Portion size 8 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2006
- 1 1/2 lb raclette cheese
- 1 1/2 lb cooked sausage such as smoked turkey or kielbasa
- 2 cups drained pickles cornichons gherkins and cocktail_onions)
- 1 bunch broccoli cut_into florets
- 1 can whole baby corn
- 24 small new potatoes
- 1 pinch sweet paprika
- 1 pinch pepper
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.
Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about
- Sodium 1597 mg
- Protein 40 g
- Calories 800.0
- Total fat 48 g
- Cholesterol 127 mg
- Saturated fat 24 g
- Total carbohydrate 57 g
- Iron 21.0
- Folate 33.0
- Calcium 79.0
- Vitamin A 31.0
- Vitamin C 103.0