Monday, January 31, 2011

Camembert Fondue w/Pancetta

Feeling like Fondue? here is a nice recipe for Camembert with Pancetta.

1 clove garlic, minced

2T Kirsch

2½ t cornstarch

1 oz sliced pancetta

1 c brut champagne

16 ozs. Rouge et Noir

Camembert cheese trimmed of rind and cubed

Pinch white pepper

Cook pancetta in non-stick pan until crispy.

Drain well on paper towels and cool.

Make slurry with kirsch and cornstarch.

Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, add garlic and champagne. Bring to simmer then reduce to low. Mince cooked and cooled pancetta and add with cheese to saucepan. Add slurry and pepper. Stir until cheese is completely melted. Pour into a 2-cup fondue pot over heat and serve with cubed French bread. Or, try raw or roasted vegetables such as brussels sprouts, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper slices, celery sticks, roasted potato wedges, roasted sweet potatoes, parsnips or roasted mushrooms.

Serves 4

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