Fun things to do with your raclette and hot stone?
A couple years ago I splurged on a Swissmar raclette with the optional hot stone. It's been a good party investment and I've done both the traditional recipe as well as some variants.
I've cooked terriyaki strips on the stone, shrimp and little zuchini. Sausages of course.
Any suggestions for interesting and inventive raclette recipes, especially things that will appeal to a group ranging from the adventurous to the picky and provincial?
For traditional "raclette" we do apples, squash, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, potatoes, fennel - pretty mush anything we have on hand and prettty much anything we have on hand.
We also eat lots of Mexican food, so we have done parties where we put out precooked al pastor or similar and then let guests griddle it so it gets nice and crispy. Quesadillas, roasted poblano strips and mangos for those, or just roasted poblanos broiled with cheese on the bottom.
Think of anything "griddled" that could be heated up by a guest and made crispy is yummy on a raclette.
what fun! we serve it with the usuals like ham and bread and boiled potatoes and cornichons. we also like to use the grill top to cook leeks, mushrooms, onions with caraway seed sprinkled on them, and our kids especially like to grill thin slices of beefsteak and slices of bread that have been smeared with garlic butter or infused oils.
this may not appeal to you but I like to toss a spoonful of sauerkraut on the grill for a minute and pour the melted raclette over the kraut, onions with caraway, and potatoes. Delcious. oh, green apples, too.
nothing adventurous here but it's a start.