Do you know of a good fondue recipe?
August 23, 2005 8:06 AM   Subscribe

I'm in need of a tried and tested fondue recipe. I had a great one, made with fontina cheese that I got from a vegetarian cookbook, but I just can't find it again. If possible recipes with reasonably priced cheeses would be great as I'm making this for a party of 15.
posted by a22lamia to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This might constitute a wisecrack, but I have a 60s-vintage fondue pot that has a quick, cheap and easy recipe that mostly comprises cream of cheddar soup and 7-Up. I jest not.
posted by scruss at 8:43 AM on August 23, 2005

Good Eat's Fondu Vudu has been very, very good to me.
posted by mmascolino at 8:47 AM on August 23, 2005

Try this one. And if that doesn't float your boat, just do a search on epicurious, they have a bunch.
posted by spilon at 8:49 AM on August 23, 2005

There are a pretty wide variety of fondue recipes by region, so this might be a different flavor than what you're looking for. This page pretty well highlights the essentials of Swiss fondue, which is where I learned my fondue-ing.

The Neuchatel fondue recipe is the most affordable here in the US, since Gruyere and Emmenthal are pretty common. But the canton Glarus has by far my favorite fondue. Note that Schabzieger is also sold as Sapsago, but either way, it's harder to get than Gruyere and Emmenthal.

Most recipes call for wine but, gasp, I find that apple juice is a better flavor depending on the cheeses. If you have time to experiment, it might be worth trying.
posted by whatzit at 8:49 AM on August 23, 2005 [1 favorite]

As always, I'll recommend AllRecipes as a fantastic source for trying out new recipes (since you can rely on the reviews and variations suggested by other cooks). There's a whole section on fondue; some of those that received great reviews include Basic Fondue, Creamy Veggie Fondue, and Cheese Fondue (the last of which, including Gruyere, looks to be the most expensive in terms of ingredients). Good luck!!
posted by roundrock at 9:44 AM on August 23, 2005

Don't skimp on the Appenzeller - its strong flavor is really delightful. The recipe I use calls for equal parts Appenzeller, Emmenthal and Gruyere, and a few cups of white wine, but I find that any old block of domestic swiss will do in place of the other two cheeses.
posted by ikkyu2 at 5:53 AM on August 24, 2005

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