Kitchen Mysteries The Fondue Pot

Kitchen Mysteries The Fondue Pot



Kitchen Mysteries: The Fondue Pot
One of​ the biggest unsolved mysteries of​ the kitchen is​ the fondue pot .​
Fondue pots are a​ popular bridal registry item and they are often given as​ house warming gifts .​
But by the time the thank you cards have been sent, the fondue pot has usually disappeared never to​ be heard from again .​
They wind up in​ the back of​ a​ closet or​ in​ the attic or​ some are even re-gifted .​
Why does everyone want a​ fondue pot but no one ever gets around to​ making fondue?
Fondue is​ easy to​ make .​
Sure there are some recipes that require sautéing vegetables or​ marinating meat overnight and some use exotic ingredients that you won’t find at​ the supermarket .​
Those types of​ recipes taste great but they are the reason that your fondue pot is​ gathering dust instead of​ being used.
The key to​ getting use out of​ your fondue pot is​ to​ pick very simple recipes that are easy to​ make such as​ the recipes listed below .​
One is​ a​ basic cheese fondue that substitutes regular Swiss Cheese for the more expensive and harder to​ find Gruyere cheese .​
The 2nd recipe is​ Mocha Fondue, a​ must try recipe for coffee and chocolate lovers .​
Once again this is​ a​ recipe with basic ingredients and easy instructions.
Swiss Fondue
2 cups dry White Wine
1 Garlic Clove
1 lb Swiss Cheese
3 tbsp Flour
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp White Pepper
Salt to​ taste
Nutmeg to​ taste
Rub the inside of​ the fondue pot with the garlic clove and add clove to​ pot
Heat up the White Wine & Lemon Juice on medium low heat - should be hot but do not boil
Mix Flour and Cheese in​ a​ bowl
Slowly add cheese mixture while stirring
Add remainder of​ ingredients while stirring
Optional: Add a​ splash of​ Kirsch or​ Blackberry Brandy
To Dip: Italian bread cut into cubes, vegetables, flat breads
Mocha Fondue
8 oz Semisweet Chocolate
1/2 cup Hot Espresso or​ Coffee
3 tbsp Granulated Sugar
2 tbsp Butter
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Chop chocolate into small pieces and set aside
Heat espresso and sugar in​ fondue pot on low heat
Slowly add chocolate and butter while stirring
Add Vanilla
Optional: Add a​ splash of​ Irish Cream
To Dip: Angel Food Cake, Apple Slices, Bananas, Strawberries, Pound Cake, Pretzels, Pineapple Chunks, Marshmallows
Fondue can be easy to​ make and it’s definitely fun .​
The key is​ to​ use simple recipes so that you can spend your time enjoying fondue and not worrying about getting a​ complicated recipe right .​
Isn’t it​ time that your fondue pot became a​ permanent fixture on your countertop .​
You can free up some room for it​ by moving the crock pot into the closet.




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