While Toblerone and I were back in the states for summer vacation we may or may not have indulged ourselves (with the help of a couple friends) at the restaurant most people know as, The Melting Pot.
Cheese Fondue….Chocolate Fondue…holy yum….and holy calories. However, all of us at the table fell in deep cheesy love with the Spinach Artichoke Fondue and I vowed to figure out how to make it myself. Since I’m sick, I decided to once again fill my face with the garlic-y goodness and document it for you all because I love you all so much! This recipe comes from watching how they make it for you at the table and a little research online. It’s not longer a secret!
What you will need:
6 slices/80 grams Butterkase, sliced in strips – You can find this is most grocery stores but if not you want a very smooth and creamy cheese. A Muenster cheese would also work.
6 slices/80 grams Fontina Cheese, sliced in strips – I couldn’t find this here in Germany so I ended up getting a cheese called Edamer. Another substitute would be asiago. A little musky stinky cheese is good.
3 – 4 large leaves Spinach, chopped – We bought spinach salad fresh and it worked out perfectly once in the cheese for a bit but you can use the frozen cooked spinach as well. Just defrost and strain.
1 tsp Beef Bouillion – Mix in 1/4 cup boiling hot water.
1 clove garlic, minced
4-5 Artichoke Hearts, chopped
Ciabatta bread, sliced into small chunks
How You Make It:
We have a Fondue set but if you don’t you could always go with a double broiler. First things first you heat up the burner to get the bowl warm. Once it’s hot to touch you can start putting in your ingredients.
I started with the Bouillion and slowly added the cheese, continuously stirring.
Next up we added in the rest of the ingredients: Spinach, garlic, and artichoke hearts. Added about 5-6 drops of Tabasco sauce and stirred. Keeping the burner on medium high heat to make sure that the cheese doesn’t harden and stays soft.
And that my friends….is how you do it! 🙂 You’re welcome.
Until next time, Readers!!! xoxoxoxoxo