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I have a simple party snack for your Super Bowl gatherings that are happening this weekend. As you know, I only really care about the food on Super Bowl and not so much the game. Sorry, football fans! I just never got into the sport much. As for me, I am counting down the days ’til baseball Spring training begins. It’s coming so quickly!
This fondue dip will be a great crowd-pleaser for any party or potluck. I’m not too proud to say that I ate most of this without much help from anybody else and I didn’t feel so hot afterwards. So, my only advice to you will be to make sure you share some with friends!
This dip can be made with any type of beer, including nonalcoholic beer. If you don’t like a strong beer flavor I would choose a light beer or an ice brew. But either way, the taste isn’t overpowering. You can even tweak the cheese in this recipe and use Swiss, Monterey Jack, or mix two different kinds together.
Serve with toasted bread cubes, vegetables (broccoli or cauliflower), soft pretzel bites, tortilla chips….whatever you have on hand!
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (can be omitted)
3 to 4 tablespoons half-and-half cream
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in beer. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Toss cheese with flour and pepper; stir into saucepan until melted. Stir in 3-4 tablespoons cream.
Transfer to a small fondue pot or 1-1/2 or 2 qt. slow cooker. Keep warm; add additional cream or more beer if fondue thickens too much. Serve with toasted bread cubes, chips, pretzels, etc.
Recipe source: adapted from livelovepasta.com