As you know, we have family dinner every week and are always trying to find something different to make. The Biker and I were watching television one night and a local restaurant advertised Fondue. We both said, “mmmm.”
So, I went in search of recipes and found this one. Super tasty and it goes with so many foods.
Next week I’ll share the super easy Chocolate Fondue I made for dessert.
- 1/2 pound imported Swiss cheese, shredded
- 1/2 pound Gruyere cheese, shredded
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 garlic clove, peeled
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon cherry brandy, such as kirsch
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- Pinch nutmeg
- Assorted dippers
- In a small bowl, coat the cheeses with cornstarch and set aside. Rub the inside of the ceramic fondue pot with the garlic, then discard.
- Over medium heat, add the wine and lemon juice and bring to a gentle simmer. Gradually stir the cheese into the simmering liquid. Melting the cheese gradually encourages a smooth fondue. Once smooth, stir in cherry brandy, mustard and nutmeg.
- Arrange an assortment of bite-sized dipping foods on a lazy Susan around fondue pot. Serve with chunks of French and pumpernickel breads. Some other suggestions are Granny Smith apples and blanched vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and asparagus. Spear with fondue forks or wooden skewers, dip, swirl and enjoy!
- We dipped cooked chicken breasts, smoked sausage, bread, cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots. Next time, we won't do the bread and we'd make more smoked sausage to dip, everyone loved that.