Comté Fondue

Description

Fondue is the ultimate party food, especially when it's made with Comté. Reheated fondue serves as a wonderful sauce for chicken or vegetables.

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Ingredients

At a glance
Cheeses
Course
Pressed Cooked Cheeses
Occasions
Fondue
Makes
4- 5 Servings

* 4 cups coarsely grated Comté cheese
(about 1 pound)
* 2 tablespoons cornstarch
* 1 cup dry white wine
* 1 tablespoon Kirsch (optional)
* 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1/8 teaspoon ground white or black pepper

Methods/steps

* In a small bowl, toss Comté with cornstarch.
* In a small heavy saucepan, combine wine, Kirsch,lemon juice, nutmeg and pepper; bring to a boil.
* Arrange asparagus on top like the spokes of a wheel; bake until center is set, 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle with Comté.
* Reduce heat tovery low; whisk cheese, one quarter at a time, into mixture.
* Cook and stir just until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, about 5minutes.

* Serve with chunks of French bread.

Additional Tips

To reheat: Cook and stir over low heat until the fondue is hot. If it is too thick, stir in a little wine.

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