Monday, March 29, 2010


I've only had fondue one time in high school, but there's a restaurant nearby (The Melting Pot) that we're going to sometime.  I'm a "club member" which just means I get emails once a week from them about specials which I never take advantage of.  BUT, something that was in this week's letter was a recipe for their Feng Shui Cheese Fondue which sounds divine, so those out there who do do fondue, here's a recipe to try!

Feng Shui Cheese Fondue
1 ½ cups shredded Butterkäse
1 ½ cups shredded Fontina cheese
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ cup white wine
½ cup dry sake
¼ cup rice wine
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons chopped scallions
Toss the Butterkäse and Fontina cheese with the flour in a bowl. Place a metal bowl over a saucepan filled with two inches of water. You may also use a conventional double boiler. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and pour the white wine, sake and rice wine into the bowl. Stir in the garlic, shallots and red pepper using a fork. Cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
Add half the cheese blend and cook until the cheese is melted, stirring constantly. Add the remaining cheese, blend a small amount at a time, stirring constantly in a circular motion after each addition until the cheese is melted. Pour into a warm fondue pot and keep warm over low heat. Garnish with the scallions.

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