4 hrs 45 mins
Missy Wombat's Note:
My other half has a Swiss heritage. I wanted to do something for Christmas Eve that reflected that for our toddler, and a friend on a discussion board elsewhere mentions that every year they have a fondue. That was it! A fondue...and when I looked for recipes I found two crockpot recipes. This fondue was obviously meant to be - I could use my crockpot! So I combined the two recipes I had. And to top it off, I could use the fondue forks inherited from my mother who had never used them for an actual fondue and which dated from 1976. So when my partner sees what's for dinner, he laughs..."Hey, where does your friend live...Canada?". Ummm, yes. Calgary actually. Where it snows... Did I mention that we live in the tropics? In 30 deg C/ 90 deg F plus heat? We sat around in shorts and singlet tops (and my toddler in even less) with the ceiling fans turned up pretty high. Okay, so I will concede that wasn't exactly traditional Swiss lol. And I got told that fondues are traditionally accompanied by copious amounts of white wine. We had used Chateau Cardboard for the recipe so in lieu of wine, we drank beer. Good beer. Australian James Boag and NZ Monteiths actually... The sacrilege came when I noticed that the cheese had separated out a little so I got the eggbeater out and gave it a quick whisk with that... And there is NO Kirsch. I went to a Swiss French club 'Fondue in the Snow' meeting with the in-laws and did not see anyone use Kirsch. Therefore it must be okay ;-).
My Private Note
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- 1Rub the garlic on the inside of the crockpot and then very finely mince it and drop it in.
- 2Turn the crockpot onto the auto setting and add the wine allowing it to warm up.
- 3Grate the cheese and in a big bowl or a plastic bag, add the flour and some dry mustard.
- 4Mix until the flour has disappeared, totally coating the cheese.
- 5Gradually add the cheese to the crockpot, stirring carefully until each addition of cheese has melted.
- 6Put the lid on the crockpot.
- 7Allow to cook for 2-5 hours.
- 8Eat with copious amounts of cubed bitesized French bread.
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Nutritional Facts for Sacrilegious Swiss Fondue
Serving Size: 1 (216 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 474.2
- Calories from Fat 251
- Total Fat 27.9 g
- Saturated Fat 17.4 g
- Cholesterol 72.5 mg
- Sodium 1100.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 15.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
- Sugars 0.9 g
- Protein 22.9 g