BLUE WINDOW | Food Travels in the Alps | Walliser Käseschnitte (Wallis baked cheese, ham and tomato slices with fried egg, gherkins and onions)

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  • 1 thick slice fresh white bread / toasting bread
  • 100 ml dry white wine / Fendant du Valais
  • 6 slices raclette cheese, 5 mm thin
  • 2 slices ham
  • 2 slices tomatoes
  • 1 egg, fried
  • 1 cucumber / gherkin, sliced small
  • Silver onions, handful
  • Butter, for spreading
  • Pepper, pinch

Preheat oven to 210°C. Butter bread, place in an ovenproof dish, soak with the white wine. Lay on the bread one slice of cheese followed by the tomato slices, a cheese slice, a ham slice, another cheese slice, another ham slice, then finally the remaining three cheese slices, with a little overlap. Bake 15 minutes at high heat in middle of oven, or in a microwave, until the cheese is well melted and browned. Place fried egg on the kàseschnitte, sprinkle with pepper, garnish with gherkins and onions.