You like mild cheddar? Mozzarella? Emmental? You don't have to stick with raclette cheese! Get creative and build your own cheese selection. For instance, Emmental pairs well with ham. You can even add a bit of Dijon mustard on some bread for an improvised croque-monsieur. Don't forget to regularly check the flyer for cheeses on sale for maximum savings!
Usually, raclette is synonymous with potatoes, but there are many different kinds of low-cost vegetables that can make your raclette original and healthy. For example, broccoli, eggplant, and zucchini are delicious with cheese. There are endless combinations and you can even improvise by using seasonal vegetables. Stuck with some leftovers the next day? Use them to make a soup or stew!
In addition, if you don't like meat, you can use fish or seafood without breaking the bank if you keep an eye on flyer deals. We recommend that you check for special offers on salmon and shrimp which are perfect for raclette!
Sometimes we forget that there's more to seasoning than salt and pepper. Spices like cumin, oregano, rosemary, and even dill can be delicious additions to your raclette and they can be used in myriad recipes. Simply sprinkle the spice of your choice on the cheese before grilling and you'll discover that it definitely enhances its taste!
A raclette grill can also be used to make mini versions of your favourite dishes. For pizza, simply spread a bit of tomato sauce on a piece of pita bread, add some meat, a vegetable, cheese, and you're all set. All that's left is to grill to get a unique mini pizza!
Speaking of mini meals, making an omelet in a small raclette pan is possible. Furthermore, eggs are a good alternative to meat if you want a low-cost vegetarian option. Simply crack the egg into the raclette pan, add a few chopped veggies (already grilled or not), a slice of cheese, and voilà! You can also make a "frittata" version with potatoes!
There are countless possible combinations and you can experiment according to your tastes! So, when's your next raclette meal with your family?