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Fun with Fondue #35 - Pre-Loved Fondue Pots - Holiday Fondue Ideas
November 27, 2015
I've been getting more and more questions from people who suddenly find themselves with a pre-loved fondue pot and have no idea how to use it. And, with holiday-season parties soon to fill our social calendars, I thought I'd use this month's newsletter to review the differences between fondue pots and what types of fondue you can have with them.
As for recipes, this month I'll offer a list of ways you can make fondue part of your holiday meal plan as an appetizer, main entree, and/or dessert.
Fondue Tip of the Month
What Kind of Pot is That?
So, you've inherited some fondue pot that doesn't come with instructions? Here's how you can tell what you've got.
Look at the burner:
Look at the pot itself:
To see examples of these pots, visit this page: http://www.bestfondue.com/fondue-equipment.html
If you find yourself with a pot you still can't identify with all of this information, then please post some pictures and a description on our Facebook page and I'll do my best to reply as quickly as possible. https://www.facebook.com/bestfonduerecipes
Recipes for the Holiday Seasons
Fondue as a Snack or Appetizer
If you have people walking around and snacking on various things, then the following cheese fondue recipe with red cranberries and green chives, served with pieces of French baguette, green and red apple slices, pepperoni slices, and steamed broccoli florets would be wonderfully festive: http://www.bestfondue.com/cheese-fondue-recipe.html
Fondue as an Entrée
If your family wants to sit down, chat, relax, and laugh over a delicious meal, then I recommend broth or oil fondue. Basically, you cook pieces of meat in either a flavorful broth or hot oil, then you dip these cooked meat pieces into one of several dips. You can serve broth/oil fondue with side dishes like salad, potatoes, etc.
You've never hosted an oil or broth fondue dinner? I've got all of the information you need, complete with a perfectly-paired menu (appetizers, three dips, side dishes and dessert), tips and organized grocery list here:
Fondue as a Dessert
You can't go wrong with chocolate fondue. Toblerone seems to be a popular chocolate choice over the holidays, so why not use it to make chocolate fondue?
Serve it with a selection of fresh fruit or dessert bites (donuts, poundcake, soft pretzel, etc.)
Food For Thought
- Andre Simon
That's it for now. Want more fondue tips and ideas?
You'll hear back from me in a few weeks.
Until then, be careful with open flames, and have fun with fondue!
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