Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Classic Swiss Fondue

1 garlic clove, halved
1 1/2 cups dry white wine(we use non-alcoholic or n/a beer)
1 Tb. lemon juice
1 lb. grated Swiss Cheese (I mix it up sometimes to make it different, it's really good with a sharp cheddar)
3 Tb. all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. nutmeg(nice, but not needed)

Toss grated cheese with flour, pepper, and nutmeg in a large bowl until the cheese is evenly coated with the flour. Rub inside of pot with the garlic and toss. Pour wine into fondue pot, over low heat, heat until hot but not boiling. Stir in lemon juice. Add cheese to wine mixture by handfuls, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until it is melted. Either pour into a crockpot on warm/low to keep warm, or pour into a fondue pot set with candle.

Some of the things we like to dip: chunk cooked chicken breast pieces, diced ham, cut up vienna sausages(kids love 'em), cut up french bread(it's best if you cut it up and let it sit a little to harden up a little or you end up with crumbs in the fondue, bleck), cut up veggies and fruit like cauliflower, button mushrooms, broccoli, pears & apples. We like to do this for Christmas Eve, it's SO fun. We've also tried cooked shrimp too, but make sure everyone else likes it too or pour it over the shrimp, lol.

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