Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cheese Fondue

A must have at our house at least once a month. A dinner my kids gobble up.

2 loaves French bread cut into cubes

1/2 lb. Swiss or Emmenthallar cheese, shredded
1/2 lb. Gruyere or smoked swiss, shredded
2 T. cornstarch
1/2 tsp dry mustard
pinch nutmeg

Combine above ingredients in a bowl so the dry ingredients are evenly mixed throughout the cheese.

1 garlic clove peeled and crushed
1 cup white wine, apple juice or white grape juice

Combine in a fondue pot and set on medium low; if using wine, the alcohol will burn out. When liquid is bubbly, slowly add the cheese mixture one handful at a time. Keep stirring and add more cheese till all is incorporated. Turn pot down to WARM. Serve with bread cubes and enjoy.

We usually add a nice big green salad with tomatoes and cucumbers to round out the meal.