If you have been wondering why fondue is so popular and what all the fuss is about, then you have come to the right place! Follow our easy how-to guide and learn the art of fondue. It’s fun to say and fun to do.
1. Use the right fondue pot for your choice of fondue.
Cheese or chocolate fondue mixture is heated and then kept warm in a ceramic or earthenware pot warmed over a low heat such as a candle.
A broth or oil fondue is used to cook raw food such as meat or seafood in a metal fondue pot. These pots are often electric or heated by Sterno fuel. An oil-filled fondue pot can be very dangerous, so we recommend using a broth fondue.
2. Food needs to be cut into small, bite-size pieces, about 1-inch in size.
3. Long fondue forks are used to take the small pieces of food into and out of the fondue liquid. Provide a safe place for the forks to sit when not in use.
4. Other forks are needed to eat with. This means not using your eating fork to dip into the shared fondue and not putting into your mouth a burning hot fondue fork.
5. Small individual plates can hold too-hot food or prevent dripping onto the table or people.
6. Sauces, often a large part of beef, chicken, seafood or vegetables cooked in fondue, should be in small separate dishes for self-dipping.