I wanted to make fondue tonight for dinner, so I started searching recipes for fondue. While searching for copycat Melting Pot recipes I found actual melting pot recipes. The recipes are from Fox 43 The Hampton Roads Show, which I believe is a news station near Virginia Beach. The show had a couple different Melting Pot managers make popular recipes from the restaurant. The Melting Pot is a fondue restaurant where you can go and have a fancy sit down dinner. The waiters make the different fondue courses in front of you and then you get to use the fondue forks to cook your own meats and veggies. There is a cheese fondue, salad, meat fondue, and then dessert fondue all very delicious. The restaurant is pricey, but they do use expensive ingredients to make the fondue. Anyway, now that I have explained the Melting Pot I can show you the recipes!
*You can use an electric fondue pot or a double boiler, which you can make by placing a mixing bowl (glass or metal) and a saucepan that the bowl will fit on top of. The two should fit tightly together because you don’t want a gap between the bowl and the saucepan. To use the double boiler, add water to the sauce pan and bring it to a simmer, then place the bowl on top and fill it with whatever you intend to cook or melt. I have an electric fondue pot so that is the method I will be using. To read more about using a double boiler click here.
The first one I made was the…
Cheddar Cheese Fondue
- 8 ounces Sharp Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese, or regular Sharp Cheddar
- 3 ounces Emmenthaler Swiss Cheese, or regular Swiss
- 1/2 to 1 Can Domestic Beer, for the base
- 1 – 2 cloves freshly chopped garlic
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 1 Tablespoon dry mustard powder
- Freshly Cracked Black Pepper to taste
- Green Apples
- Any kind of bread you like that has a nice firm crust
I had to guess on the measurements while watching the video, but here is another version of the same recipe if you would like to try it.
Step 1: Bring the beer to a simmer in the electric fondue pot.
Step 2: Add the garlic and let simmer for a minute.
Step 3: Add the mustard powder and then add the cheeses a little at a time while stirring.
Step 4: Add Flour and stir until dissolved. Add the Worcestershire sauce and the cracked black pepper. Stir until nice and creamy.
Step 5: Dig in!
Next was the meat course:
Mojo Cooking Style Fondue
- 5 1/4 cups vegetable broth or 5 1/4 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 cup orange juice, fresh-squeezed (about 1 orange)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons jerk seasoning ( I used Ms. Dash Caribbean Citrus Seasoning)
- 2 tablespoons black pepper, cracked
- 2 tablespoons lime juice, fresh-squeezed (about 1/2 a lime)
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
Suggested Dippers for Cooking:
2 tbsp Heavy Cream or Water
¼ cup Caramel Ice Cream Topping
1 Tbsp Rum
3 Tbsp Pecans, chopped