Batter for Shrimp, Chicken OR Vegetable Fondue
1 garlic clove, halved
2¼ cups dry white wine
6 cups (1½ lbs.) shredded Swiss cheese
¾ teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons flour
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 dashes garlic salt
3 tablespoons Kirshwasser or brandy
Rub inside of Fondue Pot with garlic clove halves. Discard garlic.
Pour wine into Fondue Pot. Heat at SIMMER setting until wine bubbles, about 4 to 5 minutes. Do not allow wine to boil.
In bowl, toss cheese with baking soda and flour.
Add cheese mixture, ¼ cup at a time, to hot wine. Stir in figure-eight motion until evenly blended and melted.
Add cayenne pepper, garlic salt and Kirshwasser or brandy. Stir until blended. Heat 5 minutes to develop flavors. Keep setting at SIMMER.
For serving, spear cubes of rye or French bread with fondue forks. Dip into fondue and swirl in figure-eight motion.
- West Bend Admin