My Swiss national team

The World Cup always inspires me to get creative with food. This year, I decided to develop a set of recipes for finger foods or party appetizers to eat while my favorite teams play. My challenge to myself was to use the grill for these recipes. 

Raclette is a popular winter dish in Switzerland, but I have adapted it to for the grill. Serve this as an appetizer with small wooden forks or toothpicks. 

World Cup Soccer: my starting lineup for Switzerland

World Cup Soccer: my starting lineup for Switzerland

Raclette cheese is a strong, semi-hard cow’s milk cheese from the Alpine regions of Valais. The word raclette derives from the French word racler, meaning “to scrape,” a reference to the fact that the cheese is placed in front of a fire (or heating element) and that the melted cheese is then scraped from the unmelted cheese onto the plate. The dish is usually served with small firm potatoes, cornichons (gherkins), pickled onions, and dried meat, such as jambon cru/cuit, salami, and viande des Grisons.

My Swiss national team

My Swiss national team

Here’s a recipe for raclette seasoning in case you can’t find the mixture in your area. (Mine contains: paprika, onion powder, pepper, coriander, garlic, mustard powder, ground caraway, chili powder, and nutmeg.) I think that, in a pinch, a mix of salt, pepper, paprika, and nutmeg would do fine.

Hopp Schwiiz! And “En Guete”!

Grilled Raclette Potatoes
Serves 11
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
316 calories
39 g
44 g
11 g
15 g
7 g
348 g
555 g
1 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
348g
Servings
11
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316
Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
18%
Saturated Fat 7g
37%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 44mg
15%
Sodium 555mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates 39g
13%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 1g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C
20%
Calcium
33%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 11 new potatoes of similar size, washed and halved
  2. 1 liter water
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 250 g. (1/2 lb.) raclette cheese (or another strongly flavored meltable cheese)
  5. Raclette seasoning
Instructions
  1. Wash potatoes and place them in cold water with 1 tsp. salt.
  2. Bring water to a boil. Cook, covered, approximately 20 minutes or until tender but still firm. Drain.
  3. Place in grill tray. Cover with raclette cheese.
  4. Grill over direct medium heat for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted.
  5. Add raclette seasoning as desired.
Notes
  1. Serve with cocktail onions, cornichons, and pickled vegetables. A Fendant (Swiss white wine) pairs nicely.
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calories
316
fat
11g
protein
15g
carbs
39g
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