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Super-Fast Fondue with Steamed Veggies

Easy to double, this recipe is great for an office lunch group or a small, quick dorm dinner party. Dipping in veggies as well as bread cubes makes fondue a healthier treat. Can'’t find Gruyere or Emmentaler cheeses? Just substitute a high-quality Swiss or Jarlsberg. The flavor will be milder, but just as tasty.

Ingredients: 

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Steamed Vegetables

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8 baby potatoes
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8 baby carrots
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8 medium asparagus, tough ends trimmed, remainder cut in half
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8 cauliflower florets

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Fondue

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2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
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½ cup low-sodium vegetable broth
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½ lb. Gruyere or Emmentaler cheese, grated or cubed (3 cups)
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1 clove garlic, cut in half
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8 2-inch chunks crusty bread

Instructions: 

1. To prepare Steamed Vegetables: Place potatoes on microwave-safe plate, cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high 1 minute. Arrange other veggies on plate. Cover veggies with plastic wrap and heat on high power 4 minutes, or until tender.

2. To make Fondue: Measure flour into microwave-safe bowl. Stir in broth gradually to prevent lumps. Add cheese and garlic. Cover, and microwave on high 2 minutes. Stir, then cook 2 to 3 minutes more, or until smooth and no cheese lumps remain. Remove garlic pieces, and stir in nutmeg. Serve immediately with bread chunks and steamed vegetables.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
391
Protein: 
22 g
Total Fat: 
19 g
Saturated Fat: 
11 g
Carbohydrates: 
31 g
Cholesterol: 
61 mg
Sodium: 
350 mg
Fiber: 
3 g
Sugar: 
5 g
Yield: 
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

For xmas

Where do you add the potatoes? Are the 8 potatoes just for dipping and not a part of the sauce

The fondue is good but this recipe seems to overlook the fact that fondue must be served in a fondue pot to keep it warm. Otherwise you only have about 2 minutes to eat it before it starts to thicken and become unmanageable. Also, when it says "baby potatoes" they must mean the smaller fingerling potatoes - I used regular baby potatoes and they took at least four minutes to cook in the microwave. I would prefer to just steam the veggies rather than microwave, it only takes marginally more effort. And I would trade out the baby carrots for apple wedges.