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Raclette with potato and goat’s cheese

Australian Gourmet Traveller French alpine recipe for raclette with potato and goat’s cheese.

By Rodney Dunn
  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins preparation
  • 40 mins cooking
Raclette with potato and goat’s cheese
Raclette with potato and goat’s cheese

Melted raclette over potatoes is a specialty of the French Alps and is traditionally served with mustard, cornichons and pickled onions.

Ingredients

  • 650 gm waxy potatoes, such as Dutch cream, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 125 ml clarified butter (½ cup)
  • 250 ml pouring cream (1 cup)
  • 90 gm soft goat’s cheese, coarsely crumbled
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped chives
  • 500 gm raclette, thinly sliced (see note)
  • To serve: Dijon mustard, cornichons and pickled baby onions

Method

Main
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200C. Pat potatoes dry with a tea towel. Heat clarified butter in a frying pan over medium heat, add potatoes, cook in 2 batches, stirring occasionally, until golden and tender (15-20 minutes). Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon, transfer to four 450ml ovenproof serving dishes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, bring cream to the simmer in a saucepan over medium heat and season to taste. Remove from heat and whisk in goat’s cheese and chives. Pour over potatoes, top with raclette and bake until golden (13-15 minutes). Serve hot with mustard, cornichons and pickled baby onions.

Notes

Note Raclette is available from select delicatessens. You can substitute Gruyère.
Drink Suggestion: Vin jaune or dry sherry. Drink suggestion by Max Allen

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  • Author: Rodney Dunn