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Anyone fondue?

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  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    We were given a nice fondue set but we've never had it or done it before. I guess it could be fun with our friends. But other than cheese what do yall fondue?

    I've heard about using oil and then dipping beef cubes in it.

    What do you fondue?

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
  2. Zagato

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    weve done steak, lobster, chicken, pork. some people like it. me, i like to eat and go. Fondue is not a fast way to eat. you have to cut the meat into small cubes to cook it evenly, which takes a couple minutes per cube with steak. another thing, it all tastes pretty much the same, like oil. If youre using a fatty oil, im sure it tastes better, but we only ever used canola. not a fan.

    I suppose as the basis for a social gathering its kind of neat once in awhile. in my experience its not that great from a taste or time perspective, but maybe im just not doing it right. Give it a shot, definitely. it might become your new favorite method of cooking.
     

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    fruit/berries are good in chocolate. esp w/ your lady friend
     
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    Cut a sirloin steak into one inch cubes. Put cubes in a ziplock bag and pour in red wine as a marinade. Let the cubes sit in marinade overnight in refrigerator. Remove meat cubes from marinade and pat dry with paper towel prior to cooking in fondue pot of hot oil. Be careful when putting the first few cubes of meat in oil. If the oil is too hot it may boil over. Cook the meat to your preference of doneness.

    We usually have a minimum of three dipping sauces for the meat after it is cooked. The dipping sauces will eliminate that oily taste which was mentioned previously. You can Google "fondue dipping sauce" and find recipes for sauces that sound good to you.

    Serve with salad or other side dishes of your choice just as you would do for any meat entree.

    If you aren't using the fondue pot for the main course, you can melt chocolate in the pot. Chocolate covered strawberries dipped in stiff whipped cream make a pretty tasty dessert.
     
  5. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I appreciate the replies. I'll give it a try. Maybe this won't be yard sale material after all! :)

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
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    If you have a 'Melting Pot' restaurant in your area, give 'em a visit.
    (It's a fondue restaurant)

    When your check arrives, you'll have a whole new appreciation for do-it-yourself fondue, as well as some great ideas on fonduing at home.

    (anticipate a total a little north of $200, with wine and a couple of pre-dinner drinks)
     
  7. JASV.17

    JASV.17 Prime Example

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    That's how my wife and I "got into" fondue. Went to a Melting Pot, and it was awesome. I recommend the French Quarter if you go. Anyways, soon after we got our own set and started it at home.
     
  8. emt1581

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    Yeah there is one a few blocks away. We've never gone because we've heard horror stories about the bills. :supergrin:

    -Emt1581
     
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    JBnTX Bible Believer

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    Sounds like a lot of work?:whistling:

    I don't have the patience to cook and eat one piece of food
    at a time.

    I like to eat like a Rottweiler.
     
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    I did the Melting Pot years ago and it was great. I have since become lactose intolerant and can't partake any longer.

    There is a silver lining, my credit card thanks me for that life changing event.
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    What is the proper carry gun for fondue?
     
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    this^^
     
  13. 88_gurgel

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    I have tried it and would like to do it in the future. I took my wife to the melting pot in minneapolis. www.meltingpot.com

    It was pretty damned good.
     
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    Try this but I would leave a window open! Don't let the anchovies get in your way. Once they are heated up, they simply add some saltiness and flavor. Not fishy tasting, but quite "aromatic" with the anchovies and garlic! Seriously, do it outdoors or leave a window open. This is mostly a veggie fondue, but we add steak cubes and chicken.

    An Italian favorite, bagna cauda is a warm dip of anchovies, garlic, and olive oil served with fresh vegetables as an appetizer.
    Prep Time: 5 minutes

    Cook Time: 5 minutes

    Ingredients:

    1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    4 to 5 cloves of garlic, peeled and microplaned or minced
    12 anchovies preserved in olive oil, drained and chopped
    1/3 to 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks
    For dipping:
    A variety of raw vegetables, including fennel, cauliflower, Belgian endive, sweet peppers, mushrooms, broccoli and zucchini
     
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    I was always told real men don't do fondue or eat quiche. That being said, I have done both.
     
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    Check out the food channel website. They're sure to have fondue recipes.