Servings: Serves 4
Ingredients 1 large clove garlic , crushed out of its skin1 1/4 cups dry white wine1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice8 ounces Gruyere cheese , shredded8 ounces Emmentaler cheese , shredded1 tablespoon cornstarch1/4 cup kirschwasser (cherry brandy)1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmegWhite pepper or cayenne
- Cubed ham
- Marinated mushrooms or whole sautéed fresh button mushrooms
- Blanched asparagus or white asparagus
- Whole trimmed radishes
- Small dill pickles or cornichons
Rub the inside of a small pot with the garlic, then discard the garlic. Add the wine to the pot and bring up to a bubble over medium heat. Reduce heat to simmer and add the lemon juice, then the cheeses in handfuls. Stir constantly in a figure-eight pattern with a wooden spoon, melting the cheese in batches. When the cheese has been incorporated fully, stir the cornstarch into the brandy in a small bowl and then stir the brandy into the cheese. Season the fondue with the nutmeg and white or cayenne pepper, to taste. Transfer the fondue to a fondue pot and serve.
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