Raclette is both the name of an Alpine cheese and the dish in which it stars. The creamy, yet sharp, flavored cheese is gently melted and served with various accompaniments like potatoes, ham and cornichons. For these potato skins, we channeled the classic Swiss dish and put all the components together on top of a potato skin.
Preheat the oven to 425˚ F. Bake the potatoes and prepare the skins as directed.
Brush the potato skins on both sides with the melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Arrange skin-side up on the baking sheet. Bake until crisp, about 15 minutes. Flip the potato skins and top with the ham, cheese and shallot. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 5 more minutes. Top with cornichons and chives.