Thanks, I will try Aldi next time, could be a bargain,
You need a special grill to make it, you are welcome to borrow mine, its so simple!
Typically I just cook some spuds, and keep them warm on the grill in a pyrex bowl, then we each have a pan with which to cook the cheed, melt it an pour it over the potatoes, plus salami, ham, spring onions, tomatoes, whatever you like really. It so simple yet everyone really likes it!
As a French person, I can tell you there is no actual recipe for raclette. It is basically a recipe for a someone too lazy or too busy to cook. You just buy the right stuff and you get your guests to do the cooking. You need the raclette cheese (preferabley already cut in slices if you are really in a hurry) and the electric appliance (small individual pans under a round heater). Guests will melt the cheese in the little pans and then pour it over boiled potatoes and all kind of charcuterie (different hams, rosette dry sausage....) and pickled onions and gerkhins. Unfortunately, I must say that English gerkhins are too sweet . French ones are smaller, more vinegary and very crunchy. And of course don't forget the nice white wine, Alsacian white such as Gewurztraminer is perfect.
If you need a recipe for cheese fondue, this is another matter. I am afraid my mother forbids me to spread family recipes...
Just what is this special grill like as I have contacts in France and I'm planning to nip over to Bruge soon?. Do you think I can get one anywhere in France?
Sounds like my kind of food.
Bought a slab of Raclette last night in Aldi-cost £1.56!
This area of Pimlico is fantastic for Saturday morning 'village' style shopping. The cheese shop is excellent, the fruit and veg stall is superb and the larger of the two fish stalls is fantastic (the one next to, not opposite, the fruit stall. The bloke who runs it (John) was on that Come Dine With Me programme on Channel 4 recently!