Popular in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s fondue has made a comeback with a vengeance! If you are financially inclined you could go to a great restaurant like The Melting Pot. If not you can pick up a great fondue pot with prices ranging from $30-$80 or go to your local thrift shop and see if they have any vintage pots in good working order. I always see them in my favorite thrift and have to display EXTREME restraint otherwise I’d have ten! You can make a cheese, broth or chocolate fondue and dip anything you want into it. Variety is the spice of life and everything tastes better covered in cheese!
I received the Cuisinart Lazy Susan Electric Fondue Pot as a Christmas gift one year and it truly is the gift that keeps on giving! It’s quick, easy, brings the family to the table and delicious nostalgia to the senses. I made a brie & whiskey fondue last night and it didn’t disappoint my taste-buds or my wallet! DO try this at home…you’ll be glad you did!
- 2 packages Polish kielbasa (beef or turkey)
- 3 apples
- 1 loaf pumpernickel bread
- 1 pack mushrooms (any variety)
- seedless grapes (color/variety)
- 1 8oz. package of brie
- 1 shallot
- 1 1/3 cups whiskey (I used Tullamore Dew)
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
- Place kielbasa in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Drain & slice
- Slice apples, wash grapes, cube the bread, mince shallot
- Cut the rind off the brie, cube and coat with cornstarch
- Depending upon what type of fondue pot you have, heat to 300 degrees or medium
- Melt the butter, add the shallots and cook until they have softened
- Add the whiskey and bring to a simmer (not a boil)
- Add the cubed brie little by little whisking (with a silicone coated whisk) as it melts
- Lower the temperature to low or 200 degrees
- Stick, dip & enjoy!