Friday, February 12, 2010
Our Version of Melting Pot's Fiesta Cheese Fondue
OH my gosh! I can't believe I haven't posted this one on here yet...this is our favorite standby for a date-night at home...
If you don't have an electric fondue pot, RUN out and get one! :-) They are so easy and clean up is super simple. We used to use a pot with a flame under it and it was impossible to keep the temperature where we wanted it, and it was very difficult to keep the flame under control...a huge fire hazard.
It's SO good!
1/2 bottle beer
**8 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
**8 oz monterey jack cheese, shredded
2-4 Tbsp cornstarch
1-2 jalapeno peppers, minced
1/3 cup chunky salsa
Dippers - sourdough bread, carrots, apples, tortilla chips
1. In electric fondue pot, heat beer until bubbly.
2. While heating beer, sprinkle cornstarch over the cheese and mix with fingers to get cornstarch to cover all the cheese. This step is VERY important! If you skip it, your cheese will not have a good texture/consistency...it will be sorta gross.
3. Add cheese to bubbly beer and stir until melted.
4. Add jalapeno and salsa and mix through.
5. Serve with dippers.