This recipe is so yummy good and tastes so decadent that you'll receive frequent requests for it. No lie... I have a friend who says he expects fonduta when he comes to my house no matter if he's just stopping by for a quick hello. I have to remind him that I don't keep a small crock of it on the counter just in case he's in the neighborhood.
What makes this even more full of sunshine and win is that it's easy peasy to prepare and takes an hour to cook. Be sure to serve alongside thick chunks of Italian bread or focaccia on plates because it's a real mess. I like to pour this over grilled polenta and eat, but I'm kinda goofy like that.
You can easily half this recipe. As is, you can serve appetizer portions to a crowd of fifteen or more.
You'll need the following ingredients:
1 & 1/2 cups half and half
2 tablespoons melted butter
4 cloves minced garlic
4 egg yolks
1/4 cup hot milk
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Whatever bread you choose to use for dipping cut into chunks. (I like to make platters of bread chunks pierced with toothpicks for parties. That way, folks can place a ladle of fonduta on their plates and dip their bread. If we're having a smaller get together, I just serve the bread in a basket alongside the fonduta and fondue forks.
*You'll need 24 ounces to get 6 cups shredded.
Combine the egg yolks and the hot milk. Add this to the crock and give everything another good stir or two. Add the pepper.
Cover and cook for another 15 minutes.
You can serve this from the crock, but if you are leaving it on the heating element (for a buffet table, etc.), set the heat to warm.