So you’ve just got yourself a brand new raclette grill, and you can’t wait to think about the different raclette recipes you can make for your next tabletop cooking session, but you have no idea where to start?
Here we’ve got some of the recipes that are tried and tested, all the different recipes we love. First though, we want to let you in on a little secret – provided you’ve got yourself a raclette grill and some simple ingredients, you don’t need a recipe, you just need to have fun! The only exception here is that you need your favorite cheese – but that’s the easy part!
Now for any raclette, you’re going to need cheese. While the classic Swiss reclette cheese may be the first to come to mind – this isn’t the only thing you need! You can use any cheese which will melt – mozzarella, emmental, camembert, even jarlsberg, would all melt well and work brilliantly on a raclette grill. Our personal favorite here is camembert – it’s easy to get hold of, melts beautifully, and the flavors are strong enough to impart the raclette flavors without overpowering the vegetables and meat you cook.
In a traditional raclette dinner, you’ll have a couple of other essentials – boiled potatoes, pickles or gherkins, and pickled onions. Past that, you can add whatever you’d like to pair with the meal! Personal favorites on our end include deli meats (prosciutto or chorizo), or any other cured meats you can think of.
What meat for raclette?
If you’re lucky enough to have a raclette grill which also comes with a cooking surface, then it’s time to get it fired up and add some of your favorite meats, vegetables, seafood, or both. You can think marinated chicken, lamb skewers, shrimp, strips of pork/beef, or even some more strong fish like fresh tuna steaks. A good rule of thumb is anything that can go on a barbeque, can go straight onto a raclette grill.
What vegetables for raclette?
Past the meats, you’re going to need some vegetables. Mushrooms, onions and peppers are fantastic additions. We’ve already covered the pickled varieties (onions and gherkins), but both of these are definitely essential for the ideal raclette. Past this just have fun! One of our favorite additions have been eggplants / aubergines, so just try out what you love and see if it works!
Can you make dessert raclette?
In two words – hell yes! Raclette isn’t just exclusively for a main course, and there are some incredible raclette recipes that are served for dessert instead. The logic here is simple, all you need is something that’ll melt! One thing jumps straight to mind here, and it’s the obvious one – chocolate!
There are plenty of incredible dessert raclette recipes you can use, whether that’s a chocolate raclette or something a little more off the wall.
Raclette for vegetarians?
You can, of course, make raclette for vegetarians! If they aren’t vegan, you’ve got the first thing nailed down already which is the cheese. Past this, you can have fun with the vegetables you use. If you’re a vegan, you can find a vegan cheese that will work but it’s a little harder because you need to find a vegan cheese which melts. Experiment, find one that melts, and then make yourself a raclette!