Swiss Raclette – Warming up your winter dinners


If you love cooking for your friends and family, maybe it is high time you did that more often. Why limit to special occasions like birthday parties or national holidays when you have so many weekends ahead?

But, throwing a party for your best friends and closest family members could prove a difficult task, especially if there is food involved. I think that the hardest thing at such a party is not necessarily planning ahead and gathering all your favorite people together at the same time, but satisfying everyone’s tastes in terms of food.

Luckily for you, you won’t have to spend hundreds of hours in the kitchen cooking large amounts of food just so you can please everyone attending your gathering. If you haven’t heard of raclette grills yet, I think you should read my following disclosure about the experience using a raclette grill and what you can do with it.


Chef’s experience

Sweat no more as you won’t require the skills of a Cordon Bleu chef to cook delicious meals using raclette grills. In fact, if you can mix some ingredients together and not overcook your food, you’re pretty much ready to go.

A good raclette grill won’t cost you a fortune but will help you save hours of cooking and will last you many years from now on as long as you don’t forget to clean each piece individually after each use.

What exactly is a raclette grill?

A raclette grill is made from small individual cooking pans that allow you to cook at least half a dozen one-portion meals at once. It can be used to cook in the same time veggies, cheese, all sorts of meats, rice, potatoes, and fish. The great thing is that you won’t be using many ingredients and you can experiment with numerous recipes at once.

Moreover, you’ll be able to satisfy even the pickiest choices for your guests. What I like more about raclettes is the easiness of cooking them. All you have to do is put all the ingredients together and don’t forget to flip the content once in a while to be evenly cooked on all sides.


What types of foods you can prepare using a Swiss raclette grill?

From grilled cheese to juicy steaks, French fries or double-baked potatoes, there are few recipes that won’t fit in your individual raclette grill. You can even prepare delicious frittatas, tacos, burritos, grilled veggies, and pancakes all at once.

If you choose to cook meat, I suggest marinate it previously so it will get all those delicious herbs and spices before preparing it. The gold key is to try to cook the same type of ingredients at once so that flavors won’t’ combine too much. Rice, frittatas, grilled vegetables, and pancakes can be cooked together at once. Fish and meat should be always cooked separately.