Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cheese Fondue

The Melting Pot may try to sell us expensive fondue, but who needs that when we have our good ol' friend, the Ratty? This microwave fondue recipe could not be easier. And really, it's very delicious! Highly recommended with veggies. Bread chunks would be fabulous too.

Cheese Fondue
1/4 cup shredded cheese
1/4 cup apple juice
2 slices cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp dry mustard powder
a pinch of garlic powder (optional)
Black pepper
Microwaved veggies for dipping

1. Microwave apple juice in a bowl just until it boils (45 seconds to 1 minute).
2. Stir in the cheeses and powders. Microwave on high at 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval just until everything is melted.
3. Add black pepper to taste, and enjoy with microwaved veggies and multigrain bread. (Broccoli, mushrooms, and red bell peppers work well).

Microwaved veggies
red bell pepper
onion rings

Microwave in a bowl on high for 1 minute 30 seconds with 2 Tbsp of water.