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tlbartle

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Fondue Ideas? Tue, 03/23/04 8:43 PM (permalink)

Fondue Ideas?

Having a dinner party this weekend and breaking out the old fondue pot. Going to serve Sausage Balls & Artichoke Bruschetta also. Any good ideas/recipes for fondue, not chocolate or desert fondues. TIA
Thomas

 
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    lleechef

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    RE: Fondue Ideas? Wed, 03/24/04 3:39 AM (permalink)
    Here's a gorgonzola fondu we serve at the restaurant and it is delicious. Posting the recipe as we make it (you can always scale it down.)

    1 1/2 lb. cream cheese
    8 oz. grated parmesan
    1# gorgonzola
    2C heavy cream
    1/2 C chopped roasted garlic cloves
    1/2 C pinot gris

    In a mixer fitted with a paddle, soften cream cheese. Combine all other ingredients and beat until incorporated.

    We serve this as an appetizer and spoon into demi-tasse cups and put in the oven to melt all ings. and serve with toasted bread slices (sourdough) but a fondue pot would work easily as well. Serve with bread cubes for dipping.
     
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      jerseygirl127

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      RE: Fondue Ideas? Wed, 03/24/04 4:00 PM (permalink)
      theres always chocolate in the fondue pot and various types of fruit to dip....
      also-- i used to have a recipe for pizza fondue... basically you mix your favorite pizza sauce ( we made our own but i can't find the recipe --- sorry guys) and add a variety of seasonings (oregano especially) and then add shredded mozzerella cheese and mix till the cheese is melted... you use french/italian bread- cut in to cubes to dip in to the mix.. it's awesome-- i will try to find the recipe and post it if i find it... but i guess you could always improvise with whatever your own personal tastes are... but pizza fondue is great....

      so is fruit!! ( that's romantic too!! nothing like a chocolate covered strawberry!!!)
       
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        RedPatti

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        RE: Fondue Ideas? Wed, 03/24/04 4:11 PM (permalink)
        Lleechef: Great recipe. I took a fondue class last year at Bristol Farms and they made 6 different fondues in 2 hours it was mind boggling, your recipe sounds wonderful I can't wait to try it. Looks like it serves a lot too.
         
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          RubyRose

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          RE: Fondue Ideas? Wed, 03/24/04 5:21 PM (permalink)
          My cousin makes cheesesteak fondue - chip steak slices folded over before spearing and cooked in boiling beef broth. Then she has sauces made out of pureed onions that had been fried slowly in olive oil, cheesewhiz and red chip steak sauce. She also has onion dip with it.
           
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            tlbartle

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            RE: Fondue Ideas? Wed, 03/24/04 7:59 PM (permalink)
            Thanks for the great ideas!

            lleechef,

            What is pinot gris? Easily available in a semi-small town?

            Thanks,
            Thomas
             
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              jerseygirl127

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              RE: Fondue Ideas? Wed, 03/24/04 9:34 PM (permalink)
              RubyRose---
              cheesesteak fondue?? that sounds AWESOME! but-- and i hope i don't sound too ignorant/stupid here but--what's red chip steak sauce? never heard of that before. still looking for the pizza fondue recipe-- will post when i find it - if anyone's interested...
              have a good one :)
              jerz

               
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                RubyRose

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                RE: Fondue Ideas? Thu, 03/25/04 6:33 AM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by jerseygirl127

                RubyRose---
                cheesesteak fondue?? that sounds AWESOME! but-- and i hope i don't sound too ignorant/stupid here but--what's red chip steak sauce? never heard of that before. still looking for the pizza fondue recipe-- will post when i find it - if anyone's interested...
                have a good one :)
                jerz


                It's the sauce you get when you order a cheesesteak with sauce and onions - kind of a cross between ketchup and marinara sauce and always smooth, not chunky. Tallarico makes a classic one that's distributed in jars in the Phila. area.
                 
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                  lleechef

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                  RE: Fondue Ideas? Thu, 03/25/04 9:37 AM (permalink)
                  RedPatti.......yes, that is a large batch of fondue, you could cut the recipe in half and invite some friends over and it would be perfect.

                  tlbartle......pinot gris is a white wine. With all the strong gorgonzola tastes in this fondue, any white wine would work well, just not something sweet. A simple chardonnay or pinot blanc would suffice.
                   
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                    tlbartle

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                    RE: Fondue Ideas? Fri, 03/26/04 12:49 AM (permalink)
                    Thanks lleechef! We do have plenty of wine in this small town!!
                     
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