Sunday, August 15, 2010

Spiced Beer Fondue

I told my hubby we were going to have Melting Pot today for lunch. Have you ever eaten there before? It's one of my favorite restaurants. I mainly like to go for their cheese and chocolate fondues. I could make a whole meal out of just those two menu items!

Well today, we had Kathie's Melting Pot....a cheese fondue made with a beer base, just like the Melting Pot. It was absolutely wonderful!!! I served it with bread cubes, green and red apples, tortilla chips, celery, red peppers, and cauliflower. It was Oh So Good!!!

Spiced Beer Fondue
Source: Cooking With Beer cookbook

1 bottle (12 oz.) light-colored beer (I used Bud Select)
2 c. (8oz.) shredded Gruyere cheese
1 c. (4 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese
2 T. flour
1 t. coarse grain mustard
1/4 t. salt
1/8 t. ground red pepper
1/4 t. ground nutmeg
Apple slices, bread cubes, tortilla chips, and chopped vegetables

Bring beer to a boil in medium saucepan; simmer over medium heat until it stops foaming, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low.

Toss cheeses with flour in medium bowl. Gradually add cheese mixture to beer, stirring constantly. Add mustard, salt, and red pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until cheeses are melted. Transfer to fondue pot over low heat and sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve with apple slices, bread cubes, and vegetables.

Makes 4 servings

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