How to make raclette, a traditional Swiss dish, at home with a raclette grill.
It is entirely up to you what meat and vegetables you wish to serve with raclette.
You could even make the meal vegetarian by grilling only vegetables, or even not using the grill plate and simply making a salad to go alongside.
Instead of grilling meat and sausages, it is also traditional to serve a plate of charcuterie or cold cuts, such as salami, ham and other deli meats.
I like to add half a teaspoon of brined green peppercorns to plain raclette cheese before grilling it. This gives the cheese a spicy kick and saves me from having to buy too many different types of raclette cheese.
Any leftover raclette cheese is wonderful for toasting on bread with ham under the grill. Yum!
You can buy special potato prongs to hold the hot potatoes so you can peel them easily at the table. However, I prefer to use new potatoes and to eat them with the skin on.
Depending on what is in season, I also like to make the following to cook on the grill plate:
* asparagus wrapped in prosciutto or thinly sliced bacon
* mushrooms stuffed with cream cheese (I like Cantadou)
* thick slices of fresh pineapple