Saturday, October 10, 2009

Raclette

Yesterday we went to Strasbourg, and we stopped at the big supermarket to get a few items that we really needed!
-Cookie
-Chocolate
-More cookies
-Apple Sauce
-French Cheese
-Orangina
just to name the "Needed" fictuailles that we brought back!
Anyway. I told Matt that since we had the "Raclette maker" we could make one and invite a few of our friends to taste a traditional French/Swiss meal!
So we are going to make a meal out of Potatoes, Cheese, and ham.
You can see on the table (pictures on the left) that there is the Raclette Maker (big black weird looking appliance) and the potatoes, garnish, cheeses, and ham.
OH don't forget the wine!! LOL!!
So the whole idea, is to have a bunch of friend that like all those that I mention, and everyone will have a little pan that will be placed under the broiler of the appliance.


The cheese melt and then you drop the melted cheese on top of your potatoe/ham/garnish plate. It is delicious and so great when the weather is getting cold (I know I should complain since we only have rain and over 50 degree today) but still it is kinda chilly!! LOL! we will be eating those thinking of ALL of you who are FREEZING back home!!

Bon Appetit!!


3 comments:

Vesper said...

Sounds yummy! Cant wait to try it. See you tomorrow evening : )

Mom in High Heels said...

We have a Raclette that someone gave us, but I have no idea what to do with it. I mean, I KNOW, but I don't know what to use. Send me some ideas!

Anne said...

Well I am not one that like to complicate. so I usually do the EASY recipe.
Get some Raclette cheese (I got it in France, cause I know where to find it, but I am sure you can find it here in Germany)
Some potatoes, and clean them but leave the skin on. Steam them.
Some meat like lunch meat, hams prosciutto type meat.
you can sautee mushroom, sweet onions. Cut some tomatoes in little dice.
When you potatoes are cooked, and you have put all the ingredient ready to be served. Put everything at the dinner table and sit down with your Machine. plug it in, and let start cooking. You put your cheese to melt, and you can either cut your potatoes, and put your ham on top, on the side... when the cheese is melted, put it on top of your potatoes/ham/veggies.
And enjoy!! Voila. Easy and you can have a nice meal, cooking your own stuff with your friend having fun. ;-)