Fondue may sound like something out of a bad seventies dinner party or a niche overpriced restaurant, but it is amazing. My family did fondue for holidays, and they were the most memorable dinners. The very nature of fondue forces you to talk to others, eat slowly, and make merry.
My fiance and I recently received a fondue pot (Thanks to my folks!) . We have used it twice in the last three nights. The first was an oil fondue, and the next was a cheese fondue. Next weekend, we will do chocolate to cover the full trifecta of fondue.
Below is my recipe for cider cheese fondue.
RECIPE: Cider Cheese Fondue
Makes 1 Pot
1 Lb Cheddar Cheese
2 Tablespoons Corn Starch
1 Teaspoon Dried Mustard
1 Green Onion
4 Garlic Scapes
1 Dry Hard Cider
1) Turn fondue to level 6. Chop green onion and garlic scapes.
2) Toss chopped vegetables into the fondue pot to begin cooking.
3) Shred cheddar cheese, and toss in a bowl with corn starch and dried mustard.
4) Pour in the hard cider. Let it bring itself to a boil before turning the temperature down to three.
5) Slowly whisk in cheese by the handful until its fully melted.
6) Dip pieces of bread and pickle into the delicious cheese fondue.