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Cheese Fondue, American Style

 

64

Yield

4

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

40

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

fondue
4 cans soup, cream of cheddar
*
1 pound cheddar cheese, very old, sharp
grated
5 each garlic cloves
fresh
2 tablespoons kirsch (cherry brandy)
or cherry brandy
*
dippers
1 x french bread
*
1 x ham
*
1 x shrimp
*
1 x wieners
cocktail
*
1 x frankfurters (hot dogs)
*
1 x smoked sausage
*
1 x turkey
chicken breast
*
1 x turkey ham
*
1 x broccoli florets
*
1 x cauliflower florets
*
1 x carrots
*
1 x mushrooms
*
1 x brussels sprouts
*
1 x cherry tomatoes
*
1 x celery stalks
*
1 x radishes
*

Directions

Heat cheese soup in fondue pot or heavy skillet on low.

Slowly add grated cheddar cheese, Kirsch, and garlic (for best results use freshly pressed) If mixture looks too thin, add 2 or 3 tablespoons flour to a small amount of cold milk, stir until smooth, and slowly add to pot while stirring.

FRENCH BREAD: get the baguettes if available in your area, if not, any type will have to do. Be sure to heat it in oven at 350℉ (180℃) for about 10 minutes, then cut it into bite sized pieces.

It's best when crusty.

MEAT DIPPERS: (heat and cut into bite sized pieces any or all of these).

Ham, shrimp, smokie links, cocktail wieners, smoked sausage, turkey breast, chicken breast, turkey ham, hot dogs.

VEGETABLE DIPPERS : (slightly cooked .

do not overcook, or else the pieces will slip off the fondue fork and get "lost" in the pot.

or raw), cut into bite sized pieces Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, mushrooms, Brussel Sprouts, cherry tomatoes, celery stalk, radishes.

VARIATION: Instead of cheddar cheese soup use Campbell's Nacho cheese dip (soup) in cans, and substitute part or all of it for regular cheddar cheese soup, or add some finely chopped jalapeno peppers to the cheese mixture for extra zest.

SPECIAL HINTS: Serve to company (it's always a hit!) on a cold fall day for lunch, or a freezing winter's night, or warm their hearts during a gentle spring rain.

Best if served accompanied by champagne or wine.

Best mood is created if candles are lit and a fire is blazing in the fireplace.

Sit fondue pot with fondue in the middle of the table, pot on low heat.

Place dippers in individual bowls. Each guest gets a fondue fork and first spears a dipper with it, then dips it into the cheese sauce, twirl it around slowly and balance into mouth.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 125g (4.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 57472% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 46g 71%
Saturated Fat 27g 135%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 1088mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 68g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 85% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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