Cheesy Raclette

Cheesy Raclette

Here it is again, the single’s most dreaded time of the year.

With Valentine’s day just around the corner, it is just another reason why February should be all about comfort food, either to forget about society’s pressure or to cozy up to someone.

Personally, I’ve never been an adept of this forced celebration. Restaurants over-charge, boutique over-sell, and everything feels like a rip-off. So I tend to stay at home and indulge.

If you don’t have any plans, don’t worry, I have the perfect meal for you. You’ll find pleasure in every bite.
It’s quick, simple and totally decadent. I mean, you can’t get too cheesy on Valentine’s day, right?

I love winter food: anything you usually devour after a long day on the ski slopes. But unfortunately fondues and raclette are group meals that require equipment, making dining solo a little bit tricky.

Well, it doesn’t have to be. This version tastes just as nice as the original while being practical for the solo kitchen. There’s nothing to set up, not much the clean and it’s ready in minutes. However, beware, this might become a regular in your household.

All you need are these three ingredients, a few pickles and a nice glass of wine to be on your way to a great evening.

A side of lemony lamb’s lettuce and a Chocolate fondant would complete the menu to create the perfect valentine’s meal for one. Or simply double the recipe for an impressive date night feast.

Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1 Baked Potato (cooked)
  2. 1 knob Butter
  3. Cured meats, like Prosciutto or salami
  4. 50-100g Raclette cheese
  5. Pickles (cornichons, caper berries…)
  1. Turn your oven on to broil.
  2. Reheat the potato in the microwave for 1 minutes and cut in 1cm thick slices.
  3. Butter a small oven proof dish and lay the potatoes in one layer.
  4. Drape a variety of meat on top of the potatoes and top with the cheese.
  5. Put under broil until the cheese is hot and bubbly and has a nice golden colour.
  6. Serve with your favorite pickles and a nice glass of wine.
  1. If you don’t have a baked potato leftovers, simply boil the potato or bake in the microwave at full power for a further eight to ten minutes, until cooked through.
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