Every New Year's Eve growing up we would have a full fondue meal, with different courses all night. We had a cheese appetizer, oil to cook shrimp, chicken or beef for the main course, and, of course, a chocolate fondue for dessert. Fun stuff! I am not ready for the main course with my little ones.....something about toddlers, skewers (I could stop there) and hot oil. We will wait. To start the tradition, this year we will have a Parmesan cheese fondue....and most likely chocolate-almond fondue to end 2008!
Creamy Parmesan Fondue
16 oz. cream cheese
2 cups milk
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
french bread and veggies for dipping
Heat your cream cheese on low until melted (the original recipe says to use a double boiler...I've never had one but this works). Gradually stir in milk until mixture blends into a smooth sauce. Add garlic and Parmesan and stir until cheese melts and sauce thickens.
Serve in a fondue pot to keep warm. Serve with chunks of breads and assorted veggies.
makes 1 quart.
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