Classic Cheese Fondue
Food for thought:
Gruyere cheese is full of high-quality protein and amino acids and is good for building muscles. It also contains CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) which is a power cancer-fighting aid, and helps in lowering the risk of heart disease.
Arrowroot powder is grain-free, gluten-free and paleo-approved. It contains a good amount of potassium, iron and B vitamins, which is great for metabolism, circulation and heart health. Studies have even shown that arrowroot can stimulate immune cells and boost the immune system.
For the Fondue
1/3 pound firm alpine-style cheese — such as gruyere
1/3 pound fontina
1/3 pound gouda
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
1 cup dry white wine — such as Sauvignon Blanc (we recommend to omit)
1 clove garlic — minced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon brandy
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Assorted Fondue Dippers:
Boiled baby new potatoes in their skins — quartered if large
Lightly steamed broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, or asparagus
Button mushrooms — wiped clean and stems removed
Sliced firm apples — such as Granny Smith
Cooked sliced hot sausage
Cubed French, sourdough, and/or pumpernickel bread
Grate all of the cheeses. In a medium bowl, combine the cheeses with the arrow root powder, tossing thoroughly to coat all pieces.
In a stove-safe fondue pot or large heavy saucepan, bring the wine, garlic, and lemon juice to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add the cheeses to the simmering liquid a little at a time, stirring well between each addition to ensure a smooth fondue. Once smooth, stir in the brandy, mustard, and nutmeg.
Arrange an assortment of bite-size dipping foods on a platter. If necessary, carefully pour the fondue into a fondue pot. Serve with fondue forks or wooden skewers. Dip and enjoy!
Amount per serving (not including dippers)
Calories: 343 Fat: 23g Net Carbs: 5g Protein: 20g
Original recipe: https://www.wellplated.com/cheese-fondue-recipe/