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Old 11-09-2010, 02:56 PM   #31
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You don't need a fondue pot.My swiss friend makes it on the stove and just uses the pot to keep it warm.It works better that way but you can just put the pot back on the stove for a minute or two. I'll find you a link for a recipe similar to his. BRB


This one is good
http://www.gofondue.com/fondue_101.htm

Check out the classic recipe.

I also do an oil one at the same time and dunk beef or ther meats.
Onion dip makes a nice dip for beef chunks.
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:18 PM   #32
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You don't need a fondue pot.My swiss friend makes it on the stove and just uses the pot to keep it warm.It works better that way but you can just put the pot back on the stove for a minute or two. I'll find you a link for a recipe similar to his. BRB


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Fondue 101 Guide

Check out the classic recipe.

I also do an oil one at the same time and dunk beef or ther meats.
Onion dip makes a nice dip for beef chunks.
Thanks. I'll check it out. Bleu cheese dressing is also a dynamite dip for filet mignon. Did it once by accident. Now if I have Filet, I always have Bleu cheese dressing to dunk in.
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:47 PM   #33
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I put both the Brie and Gruyere on the counter to come to room temperature, but it's not especially warm in here.

I cut myself a sliver of each to taste, and I think what I'll do is toast a slice of 12 grain bread with some of each on top. That way I'll have a better idea of their flavors, then see what my mind comes up with.

Wow, what a difference. The warmed cheese, plus the nutty taste of the 12 grain is way different and better than room temp. I may just gorge myself and make lasagna tomorrow!
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:40 PM   #34
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I love cheese! I really like smoked gouda, goat cheese, pepper jack, sharp cheddar, and mozzarella, I do not like fontina, but have a soft spot in my heart for brie. I swear, I have 2 pounds of cheese on my hips.
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:39 PM   #35
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I like myzithra with sage and brown butter pasta too.
A good substitute is a Mexican cheese called Cotija.
It is a sharp and salty, crumbly and hard goat cheese.

I think the Coastal Cheddar was a British or Irish import.
mmmm, the sage is a great idea. I'll have to keep an eye out for the Cotija. Know any major stores that sell it? or should I just check around?
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:26 AM   #36
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What are your favorite cheeses and how do you like them?
I couldn't limit it to just one!
I love Grana Padano eaten plain with a little apricot wine.
I love Gorganzola stuffed into poached pears then rolled in nuts.
Who could say no to gruyere in a Fondue pot with your friends to help eat.
A hot pepper or habenero jack cheese does it for me too.
These sound delish. I love this thread 4meandthem...very interesting. I didn't post because my choices are so ho-hum. Sharp Cheddar, melted Swiss, goat, feta, etc...

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Marinated Soft Mozzarella Balls in herb infused olive oil (found at Trader Joe's and deli...the soft variety is a little more expensive but worth it). I add these (room temperature) in after I've heated up a mixture of edamame, fasioli beans, pitted kalamata olives, heirloom tomato chunks, thin sliced onion, and yellow corn (opt). I add some of the marinating oil from the container of mozzarella balls too.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:52 AM   #37
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My fav is Stilton a strong blue veined cheese eaten on digestive biscuits.

Stilton Pie.

Blind bake your pastry in a flan ring.
Slowly caramelise thin sliced onions in a pan then turn down the heat and crumble in lots of Stilton, work into a stiff paste and spread on the base of your pie crust.

Mix egg yolks with double cream and a lot of ground black pepper, pour on top of paste and bake till golden.
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Sorry to see Manchego has not received honorable mention here. Not all Manchego seems to be good (just like the Bel Paese here in the states does not hold a candle to the same that was available in Italy). We like to munch on Manchego accompanied by a tart quince preserve.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:07 AM   #39
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I love Manchego justplainbill. I just had a rosemary crusted Manchego this past weekend that was amazing.
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I love Manchego justplainbill. I just had a rosemary crusted Manchego this past weekend that was amazing.
Glad to hear that. Hope it garners enough popularity to insure its continued availability but not so much that the price goes through the roof.
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