So sorry about the delay in recipes! My husband and I have been traveling (not together) and he had the computer, so no internet for me! But, we’re all home now and I have a great recipe to share. A good friend and co-worker asked for a fondue recipe. Chocolate fondues are pretty easy to put together so I decided to focus on cheese fondues today. (Both chocolate and cheese fondue recipes are posted below.)
There’s something so fabulous about dipping meat, vegetables and bread into warm ooey gooey cheese sauce–I don’t know what it is, but it makes me happy (and my family happy too!) This recipe is really simple to make and it tastes great. My little one ended up licking all the cheese off the vegetables! I made this version without white wine or beer because I had my baby eating it too, but substituting some of the milk for equal parts wine or beer would be fine.
The key to making cheese fondue good is the salt. I would recommend melting all the cheese into the sauce and tasting it first before adding any salt because cheese tends to impart a salty flavor. Other then that, fondue is a breeze to make! And the best part is everyone loves it!
things to dip:
- Blanched Asparagus my favorite
- sugar snap peas etc
- chunks of ciabatta
- pumperknickel bread or cubed bagel
- cooked chunks of chicken turkey or steak
- In large pot, melt butter. Stir in flour and cook 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in warm milk and continue stirring occasionally until sauce has thickened. Reduce heat and stir in cheeses.
- Once cheese has melted into the sauce, stir in nutmeg, sour cream, pepper and desired amount of salt. Taste and adjust seasonings. Pour into prepared bowl or fondue pot.
- Serve with blanched vegetables, breads and meats of your choice.