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.
Blanched Vegetables (see note): Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, etc...
Cubed bread: French, Sourdough or Pumpernickel etc...
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.
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