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All the ingredients for a perfect Raclette at home

21. January 2017 - Alexander Schmidt

Raclette at Home – How to Make It and Everything You Need!


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Cosy and unbelievably delicious: Create your perfect raclette at home with friends, partner or family and enjoy!

Raclette is the second Swiss national dish after fondue. Just like fondue, it is a super sociable affair. What creates more of a sense of community when eating together than when everyone prepares their food together in the middle of the table? No wonder raclette is also one of the most popular meals for Germans at Christmas or New Year’s Eve. But actually every day is the right day to have a really great raclette at home!

6 Unbeatable Advantages to an Raclette at Home

1.Hardly Any Preparation Time

Raclette is simple, quick and easy to prepare. Because the ingredients for raclette – first and foremost, of course, lots of cheese! – are simply placed in bowls on the table and each guest can help themselves. Hours of standing in the kitchen are no longer necessary and you can dedicate yourself as a host without stress to the guests, who once again arrive too punctually.

What you can prepare are homemade sauces, but they usually go quickly. When everyone is there, you can still put on potatoes and / or bake a delicious baguette.

2. For Meat Eaters, Vegetarians and Vegans

The classic Swiss raclette is vegetarian with Valais cheese, sour gherkins, pickled onions and mustard fruits. But the great thing about this dish is: there are no limits to your taste and culinary inventiveness at a raclette evening. And because everyone has their own raclette pan to prepare, meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans can all sit at the same table and each prepare their own meal. There are now also special vegan raclette cheeses to buy.

3. Variety Guaranteed

Raclette also offers optimal variety for everyone, provided you as the host ensure a sufficiently large choice of ingredients (more tips on this later!). Everyone is their own chef when it comes to raclette and with different types of cheese, meats and sausages, various vegetables, mushrooms and a few delicious sauces, tasteful variety is guaranteed.

4. Good Conversation

With this, you already have a super topic of conversation: namely what who combines how in his little pan or on the plate. Exchange tips and compare results: what is your perfect ingredient combination?

At raclette evenings, food breaks automatically arise: while the next pan is just simmering, the conversation keeps going. So you can talk at length without having to worry that the food on your plate will get cold.

5. Healthy Eating Pace

A positive side effect of the small breaks in raclette: the food is much easier to digest and by extending the meal in time, you also enjoy it much more.

6. Sense of Community

This all makes for a totally cosy atmosphere and a real feeling of community. In many cultures, e.g. in Africa, people eat from a large pot in the middle, which creates a sense of community. It’s not much different with raclette (or fondue). So a raclette evening is just perfect for a nice evening with friends or with the extended family. And a mini raclette for two is a hot one for a romantic date!

The Best Ingredients for a Raclette at Home

The best ingredients for a perfect raclette at home

Raclette classic: potatoes with melted cheese

For Vegans:

  • Vegan raclette cheese or yeast melts
  • Potatoes (CLASSIC)
  • Baguette
  • Pickles (CLASSIC)
  • Silver onions (CLASSIC)
  • Mustard fruit (CLASSIC)
  • Pepper strips
  • Tomatoes (e.g. small cherry tomatoes)
  • Dried tomatoes
  • Pickled small corn cobs
  • Tinned sweetcorn
  • Tinned peas
  • Pickled capers
  • Olives
  • Carrot sticks
  • Broccoli florets
  • Leek
  • Courgette slices
  • Aubergine slices
  • Artichokes
  • Apple slices
  • Pear slices

Sauces:

  • Avocado dip
  • Peanut dip
  • Herb-oil sauce
  • Humus
  • Pumpkin ketchup

For Vegetarians

For vegetarians, add all sorts of cheeses, as well as dips and sauces made from dairy products. We have listed some cheeses that are particularly suitable for raclette.

  • Swiss raclette cheese (CLASSIC)
  • Mozzarella
  • Gorgonzola
  • Cheddar
  • Appenzeller
  • Butter cheese
  • Edam
  • Gouda
  • Pecorino
  • Camembert
  • Goat’s cheese
  • Eggs

Almost all raclette grills have a grill plate in addition to the pans. And if you want, you can of course fry an egg on it.

Sauces:

  • Herb yoghurt sauce
  • Garlic-quark dip
  • Tzatziki
  • Mayonnaise
  • Honey mustard sauce (with mayo or creme fraiche)
  • Cocktail sauce

For Meat Eaters:

A perfect raclette at home requires a wide selection of ingredients.

Let the raclette at home begin!

Whether on the griddle of the raclette oven or gratinated with cheese in the pan: fans of meat and fish can also get their money’s worth at a raclette evening.

  • Ham
  • Salami
  • Smoked sausage
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Duck
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Anchovies
  • Sprats
  • Scampi
  • Calamari

The Best Grill for Your Raclette at Home

For a perfect raclette at home, there is actually only one important thing left to clarify: Do you already own a raclette grill? Is it big enough for the number of guests you are expecting? And if you still want to buy a raclette grill, what do you have to look out for?

Tomorrow’s article will deal with this last question, in which we will present and compare the 5 best raclette grills.

You can’t wait that long? Then here’s the amazon bestseller, which also made it into our top 5:

AngebotBestseller Nr. 3
AngebotBestseller Nr. 4
AngebotBestseller Nr. 5
Princess 162725 Raclette und Antihaftbeschichtung Grill-Set für 6 Personen, 800 Watt
Princess 162725 Raclette und Antihaftbeschichtung Grill-Set für 6 Personen, 800 Watt
Sie können das Raclette Grill Party auch mit zum Camping nehmen; Dank spülmaschinenfester Teile leicht zu reinigen
28,99 EUR
Bestseller Nr. 7
AngebotBestseller Nr. 8
SEVERIN RG 2374 Raclette mit Naturgrillstein, 1700, Kunststoff/Edelstahl, schwarz
SEVERIN RG 2374 Raclette mit Naturgrillstein, 1700, Kunststoff/Edelstahl, schwarz
Hochwertiges Edelstahldesign; Durchgehende Heizspirale und stufenlose Temperaturregelung; Grillfläche 48,5 x 24 cm
67,99 EUR
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And what do you do after the raclette at home? Abenteuer Freundschaft has lots of game tips and ideas for bad weather activities and lots of activities with friends, kids and your partner!

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