Raclette

Raclette 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Raclette 150

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

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

%RDI

  • Iron 21.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 33.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 79.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 31.0
  • Vitamin C 103.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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