2 pounds small even-sized potatoes
1 1/2 pounds raclette cheese
tiny or small onions, pickled or just cooked
pepper in a pepper mill
Sweet Hungarian paprika
crusty bread or crisp crackers
Wash potatoes and put in microwave safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for about 6-7 minutes, or until potatoes are nearly tender. Place the potatoes in a basket or bowl with a napkin and wrap the hot potatoes to keep them warm. Set aside. Cut the Raclette cheese into pan-sized slices and set them out on a dish. Put bowls of the cornichons, onions, pickles, and bread out on the table. Put the pepper mill and the shaker of paprika on the table. When all is ready, place the cheese slices in each little pan and place under the Raclette broiler. Just broil until the cheese melts and starts to brown on the edges. Serve. A dry white wine or rose goes best with Raclette, though a cool light beer will do, too. True connoisseurs recommend tea because it stimulates the digestion.