Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Cheese Fondue

I love interactive meals and so do my kids.  What better way to get kids to eat a lot of veggies than to put a bowl full of melted cheese in front of them to dunk and dip.   

Cheese Fondue is a Swiss dish of melted cheese eaten with pieces of vegetables, meat and bread skewered on a long stemmed fork. This is fun interactive meal that became popular in the United States around the 1960's and 1970's. 

These days Fondue Parties are a fun retro way of entertaining your guests.  It's a great way to enjoy some fun at your New Year's Eve party.

1 cup white wine (dry)
1Tbs all-purpose flour or cornstarch
10 ounces sharp Cheddar shredded
10 ounces Swiss Cheese shredded
1Tbs of lemon juice
one clove of garlic

Note:  If you would like to avoid the white wine, substitute it for some chicken broth.

Assorted Dippers:
Blanched Vegetables (see note):  Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, etc...
Cubed bread:  French, Sourdough or Pumpernickel etc...
Slice Apples
Cubed cooked meat like chicken, ham, pork, beef and lamb

Note: To blanch vegetables bring a pot of water to boil and allow vegetables to cook for 2 minutes.  Then immediately put them in a bowl of ice and water to stop the cooking process.  Drain well before serving.


Step 1: Rub garlic on the bottom and sides of a pan and discard.  
Step 2:  In the pan you rubbed the garlic, bring wine and lemon juice to a gentle simmer.  
Step 3:  Toss your cheese with the flour/cornstarch and then add to your heated wine and stir in figure 8's until the cheese melts and the mixture is smooth.    4. Pour into fondue pot and serve.

  Serves 4

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  1. I would take the cheese but probably end up bring the bread over instead of the veggies no matter how much I need veggies in my life right now. :)

  2. I really regret tossing my fondue pot years ago. Guess it's time for a new one!

  3. I love cheese, this is good timing as the holidays is fast approaching and I am getting ready with my list of things to cook. This is one of them and I've already bookmarked this otherwise I'll have to memorize and learn how to do it in my kitchen so I won't have any mistakes. I don't want any disaster in my kitchen, advanced happy holidays!

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