The fondue was wonderful! We just did the cheese course and oil course because I made a carrot cake with honey cinnamon frosting for the bday boy. I am not going to post the recipe because it is full metal jacket – 1.5 cups of oil and 2 cups of sugar! We are going to have that later. Before and after frosting:
I normally buy the cheese fondue at the grocery store. It’s just a soft disk that you melt on the stove and you are good to go. But its a swiss flavor, and the kids didn’t really care for it. So I made this one:
Beer Cheese Fondue
- 1 tsp. garlic cloves
- 3/4 cup beer (I used Miller lite)
- 12 ounces sharp ceddar cheese
- dash of Tabasco
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon flour
Heat beer and garlic together until it comes to a boil. Mix the shredded cheese with the flour. Add to pot and stir until cheese melts. Remove from heat and add Tabasco, salt and pepper.
I love this electric fondue set. You can regulate the heat so well.
Onto the oil:
I made a tempura batter for the shrimp (although I think my daughter used that for her chicken too!)
We had crab left over in the deep freeze, so I baked these up on the side. I MAY have used a little butter on mine!
Have no idea how many calories I had and I don’t really care. It’s just one meal.
Now I think I am ready for a nap!