Wednesday, July 10, 2013

raclette

IMG_3961 Have you ever tried raclette? It is a Swiss dish which I've actually had in Hokkaido (pre-blog).

Half a wheel of cheese is heated by a lamp and then the melted cheese is scraped (to scrape is racler in French which raclette is thought to be named) off onto veggies and such.

It is a wintry dish for the Swiss but when I had it in Hokkaido I think it was summer.

It was also summer when we had it again for part of our Sunday dinner the other week.

Each person has their own pan and spatula to stick onto or under the heater, think "easy bake oven".

When your cheese starts to bubble, use the spatula to quickly scrape the cheese out of the pan and onto your "toppings".

IMG_3964 Along with colored fingerling potatoes, we had sweet gherkins, pickled onions, sun dried tomatoes in oil, sweet pickled peppers and some proscuitto.

If possible, be sure to get cheese that is exclusive for raclette, which I think is made to melt nicely.

We only had this as an appetizer, but I'm sure you could add a salad to make it a meal.

Thanks for a great experience Aunty!

6 comments:

K said...

What a fun interactive meal!

K and S said...

it really was K :)

Take care.
Kat

KirkK said...

Look like a lot of fun Kat.

K and S said...

it was fun Kirk :)

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

I guess I'm a little surprised to see this swiss dish in Hawaii, but raclettes are fun to eat. Cheese fondues are my weakness.

K and S said...

ooh I like cheese fondue too, Rowena :)

Take care.
Kat