Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Fondue on New Year's Eve



I generally prefer to stay home on New Year's Eve and have a simple meal and be tucked happily in bed to ring in the new year. I suggested to my husband that we have a simple fondue for dinner. The fondue was served with roasted vegetables, warmed freshly baked bread, and a bit of meat to satisfy the carnivores at the table. I found an easy fondue recipe on the Food Network website and just roasted the veggies with a bit of olive oil, some salt, and a few grinds of freshly ground pepper. YUM!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has a healthy and prosperous year. :)

White Wine Fondue

1 pound shredded Swiss cheese*, at room temperature
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 clove garlic, halved
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
French bread, cubed, for dipping

Toss cheese and flour together. Rub a fondue pot or saucepan with the cut garlic. Add broth and wine. Heat over medium heat until hot but not bubbling. Add lemon juice. Add cheese mixture and stir until cheese melts. Season with nutmeg. Keep warm. Serve with bread cubes for dipping.

*Use only natural, aged Swiss cheese, such as Emmentaler, natural Gruyere, or Raclette.

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee and the Food Network

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