Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Easy Cheese Fondue

easy cheese fondue

If my recipes of the past are any indication, I am lenient in my interpretation of the word "recipe". Cheese fondue, like chili, is more of an idea than a specific recipe. Here is what I did:

1 cup white wine (I used a Viognier)
2 cloves garlic, minced (I ran out, so I used a shallot!)
12-16 ounces shredded cheese (tradition calls for emmenthaler and gruyere, I used a swiss/gruyere blend)

Heat fondue pot (doesn't everyone have one from their weddings?) or a medium saucepan over medium heat. If using a fondue pot, it is usually a double boiler situation, so water underneath the actual basin where the fondue goes. Add wine and garlic (or shallots), heat to close to a boil. Slowly add a handfull of cheese at a time, stirring until melted, then add another handful.
Serve with toasted bread and vegetables of your choosing.

Best invention ever? Trader Joe's offers a shredded swiss/gruyere blend. It makes fondue a million times easier than when I used to hand my husband a block of cheese and the box grater and tell him to go at it. I served it with bread and broccoli, since my kids were eating it for dinner and they will deign to eat broccoli stems, as opposed to their refusal to eat most other green vegetables.

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Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Oh man, this looks amazing! It's ok to have fondue for breakfast, right?! Just wanted to say hi officially, and that I'm glad to be following!

Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

Haha! We did receive a fondue pot for our wedding! It must be an unspoken item on everyone's gift registry. I might have to dig mine out of storage.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing this...I'm always looking for great fondue recipes!

Dana @ said...

I don't know whether to love you or hate you for sharing this. My tummy loves you... but my butt's going to hate you when I try to get in my skinny jeans next time! :-)

Jusssst kidding. Sounds delish!

Sugarr2518 said...

Fondue is the best isn't it? I love, love, love it:) I just made some for the hubby for Vday and I used the traditional cheese mixture, but this one would be very tasty to try:)

The Rooster and The Hen said...

That looks so great, and who doesn't like fondue? Plus, I can totally convince myself that this is part of my diet since it has onions and broccoli...

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

I love fondue...the only problem, I have to dust off my fondue pots because it's been forever since I even attempted to make any. Your recipe looks simple (and delicious) enough to dust off my pots and feast!

I found you via How to Nest for Less blog hop, I am your newest follower and would love for you to stop over when you have time and follow me back.

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