2 Cups Swiss cheese,shredded (I used Emmentaler)
2 Cups Gruyere cheese, shredded
1 TBS flour
1 Clove garlic, peeled
1 1/2 Cups dry white wine
1 TBS lemon juice
2 TBS kirsch or cognac
Salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste
Cubed bread, roasted potatoes, broccoli, red peppers and apples for dipping
I thought it was time to finally break out the fondue pot I received for Christmas and throw a little party. Fondue is the perfect party dish because it's so much more fun to eat with friends, and everyone loves dipping things into cheese! I served a classic Swiss fondue with dippers such as apples, broccoli, roasted potatoes, and lots of bread. It was a little nerve-wracking making this for the first time for a crowd, but this recipe did not let me down. Of course a party wouldn't be complete without an assortment of nibbles, so I made a couple of really fun appetizers too.
Coat cheese with the flour (this step is really important). Heat wine and lemon juice on the stove in a heavy-bottomed pot until hot. Slowly add the cheese a handful at a time, stirring constantly so the cheese does not burn. Once the cheese has melted and begins to bubble, add the kirsch and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Rub the inside of the fondue pot with the garlic clove. Pour cheese into fondue pot for serving.
The Main Event
Spicy Marinated Olives & Five-Spice Mixed Nuts
Spinach-Mushroom Empanadas & Onion and Olive Tart
The night was a huge success. There's only one problem: I may have to do this every weekend now!