I’ve always had a thing for fondue. When I was young my Mom used to make it and it was always a treat. Melty cheese on a chilly night-perfect!! What’s not to love? I’d not ever made fondue from scratch but it was easy. If you can grate cheese you can make it.
I’m not really all that big of a New Years Eve person–truth be told it feels like any other night to me but since others make a big deal about it well I might as well do something :) New Year’s Eve this year was so nice! I made the fondue, Mom brought over lobsters, Grandma brought a salad. We played cards and ate delicious food and laughed our heads off.
Thanks for holding that below Mom.
- garlic clove-smashed once
- 1 cup shredded gruyere cheese
- 1 cup shredded swiss emmentthal
- 2 tbsp AP flour
- 1 cup dry white wine (chardonnay)
- bundle of fresh thyme
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
- french bread, granny smith apples etc.. all cut into small squares for dipping.
- Rub a medium sauce pan with the garlic. Add the wine, thyme bundle and lemon juice and bring to a simmer for a minute or 2.
- Combine the cheeses and flour in a bowl and mix to coat evenly. Add it to the wine mixture a bit at a time, stirring until melted and velvety.
- Pour into your fondue pot and place over the appropriate heat source.
- Serve with diced bread, apples etc…
I put the bread and apples out with other small things to eat easily with the fondue fork but not to dip into the cheese-dill gerkins, kalamata olives. They were a nice addition to the plate.