Sunday, March 06, 2011

Cheese Fondue

Credit: Kitchen Daily | Lauren Costello

Here is a heart attack waiting to happen... Enjoy!

Fondue Ingredients:
2 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Fondue Accompaniments:
baguette or sourdough bread cubes
cubed apples or pears
cubed cooked ham, turkey, chicken, or beef
cooked broccoli florets
cooked potato pieces
grape tomatoes


Gather these tools: cutting board, chef's knife, dry and wet measuring cups, measuring spoons, mixing bowl, whisk, medium saucepan, fondue pot and forks

1. Toss the shredded cheddar cheese with cornstarch in a large bowl. Set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, whisk the milk, mustard, Worcestershire, salt, white pepper, and nutmeg, stirring occasionally, until it is hot and begins to gently bubble.
3. Using a whisk, gradually add in the cheese. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted and mixture is smooth and bubbling.
4. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if necessary.
5. Pour the mixture into a fondue pot or bread bowl. Serve immediately with bread, fruit, vegetables, or meat with fondue forks or skewers.