Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: Fondue

Monday, July 14, 2008

Cooking with Kelly: Fondue

How retro. We got a fondue pot for $5 at a flea market and I've been trying out different combinations of fondue since. We've done a beef fondue and cheese fondue and I have a chocolate fondue fountain, so I don't really have a need for that.

The cheese fondue has been the best. Yes, it's messy, but it's worth it. Here's how it's done:

1 Tablespoon butter

1/4 of a white onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, diced

1 cup beer

1/4 pound swiss

1/4 pound havarti

1/4 pound cheddar

1 round Tablespoon flour

Shred all cheese, coat evenly with flour and set aside.

Heat the butter in a sauce pan, the brown the finely chopped onion and garlic. Add the beer, allow to come to a boil for two minutes to cook off some of the alcohol and then reduce to a simmer for another two minutes. Begin adding the cheese, one handful at a time and whisking constantly.

Transfer to a fondue pot on medium. Serve with crudites or crusty bread. Our favorites were potatoes, mushrooms, cauliflower and broccoli I steamed before hand. Tim particularly liked a garlic bread loaf I sliced into thick slices, toasted and created cubes out of. We also tried apples and tomatoes, which weren't our favorites.

1 comment:

David Hall said...

Hows it going Kelly, long time no hear? I love fondue. It is retro but it is delicious. End of.

Hope life is good.