- Four ounces of French onion dip
- Four ounces of grated cheddar cheese (mature cheddar)
- A half a can of undiluted cheddar cheese soup
- A dash of Worcester sauce
- One heaped teaspoon of parsley -- very finely chopped
- One half of a large French bread stick
French Onion Cheese Fondue recipe
Preparation time 15 minutes. This will serve six people.
Place the undiluted cheddar cheese soup and the French onion dip into a medium sized saucepan. Add the grated cheddar cheese to the mixture. Place the saucepan over a low heat and warm the mixture gently. Keep stirring the mixture with a spatula or a wooden spoon until the grated cheddar cheese melts into the soup and the dip. Add the dash of Worcester sauce to the saucepan. When the ingredients are hot the fondue is ready to serve. The mixture will be thick and creamy.
Place the French onion and cheese fondue into a fondue pot. Take the finely chopped flat leaf parsley and sprinkle it over the top of the thick creamy fondue.
Serve the fondue with cubes of fresh crusty French bread or crudités.
One serving of the French onion and cheese fondue contains around 125 calories.
The outcome of your French onion and cheese fondue recipe will depend on the type of cheddar cheese you buy. Cheddar cheese comes in various strengths; there is mild cheddar, medium cheddar, mature cheddar and extra tasty cheddar. To give the fondue a good tangy taste you need to buy an extra tasty cheddar cheese. The strong cheese has a good `bite` and it gives the fondue a sharp taste.
Ensure that the grated cheddar cheese is the last ingredient added. This enables the grated cheese to melt gently and retain its taste.
This cheesy fondue is very tasty and it is particularly good when some caramelised onions are stirred into it, the caramelised onions add a touch of colour and oodles of taste to the dish.
The fondue is good served with cubes of fresh crusty bread but it is also good when it is served with crunchy fresh vegetable sticks.