It was noon and we were ready for lunch. The options for a meal and a beverage were endless, from roasts to pies, curries to sandwiches, bubbly drinks to organic juices, they're all there!
After wondering around, checking out all the stalls and tasting bits and bobs, here and there, Michelle settled for the delicious chicken and seafood green Thai curry with rice and for me, I simply couldn't resist the raclette from Kappacasein stall. And boy, it was ridiculously delicious!
The raclette and the curry
The raclette was simply melted, bubbling, gooey ooey Ogleshield cheese over new/Charlotte potatoes and served with pickled onions and baby cornichons. Yum!! The acid from the pickled onions and cornichons contrast beautifully with the rich, creamy cheesy potatoes.
Photo courtesy of serious eats
At the stand, they also make toasted cheese sandwiches with Montgomery cheddar, onions, garlic, leeks on Poilâne sourdough bread. There's always next time...
Anyway, all I can think about today was the raclette, so I attempted to make my own at home version and actually it was pretty darn good. I need to be more generous though with the cheese and make sure I go to the gym earlier on the day which I did.
I parboil and roast some baby new potatoes and then top with a mixture of sharp mature English cheddar and creamy Swiss Gruyère before heating it under the grill for few minutes until the cheeses melt and turn slightly golden. Serve with piles of pickled silverskin onions and baby cornichons. To wash it all down, a pint of well-chilled cider I think which I also had at the market.