One being Nachos with Salsa, Cheese and Jalapeño Peppers - just crumble up your nachos, top with salsa and a little grated cheese then top with jalapeño peppers. Once they've melted under the raclette you can top with sour cream.
Please note - all pictures were taken before being cooked.
You don't have to do this but I like to prepare a few dishes beforehand for less faff at the table since we have little room - our table seats four but the food takes up all the room!
From left to right and ready to cook in the grill pans we have:
Egg, Feta and Roasted Peppers (from a jar) sprinkled with a few Chilli Flakes.
Egg, Grated Cheese, Sweetcorn and a generous sprinkling of Smoked Paprika.
The 3rd pan along is a repeat of the first.
Then then Nachos, Salsa, Cheese and Jalapeño Peppers from a jar.
The next pan is a repeat of the 2nd pan.
Sliced bread drizzled with olive oil ready for toasting on the top of the raclette.
The chicken strips were marinated in a little oil along with a good dose of Chipotle Chilli Paste.
At the table serve a selection of whatever else you fancy. Just remember meat and chicken most certainly have to be cooked on top of the grill (or with will not cook through) along with onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, cooked potatoes, bread etc. Things like cheese, eggs, cooked peppers are good to go into the grill pans - basically anything you want to heat up of melt.
If you haven't got one of these marvelous inventions then you must get one immediately - great fun!
Your Raclette will come with little wooden spatula type thing you use to turn your food with - the dishwasher is the best place for these after use to get them beautifully clean. Just remember to dry thoroughly before storing. A pair of skinny tongs are good for adding any meat items to the grill.
Personally I think this raclette grill by Swan is great - the stone top is removable and really easy to clean once it's cooled down of course. Some of these grills have a non stick top but to be honest nothing really sticks to this one and it has lasted ages and still looks like new. I might be wrong but I suspect the coating wouldn't last long on some then they won't look as good a few uses down the line.
The one thing I will point out is that once you have all your food on the table there isn't any room for anyone else - more reason to have a Raclette Party for Two!