Fondue – Classic for New Year’s Eve

Fondue tips and ideas for New Year's Eve for soup fondue and fat fondue
Fondue tips and ideas for New Years Eve.

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Today I’ll show you my recipe for Fondue. The New Year’s Eve fondue tastes great with vegetables, fish, seafood or meat. In recent times, a vegetarian fondue with tofu, baked cheese and lots of vegetables is a good choice! At best, a successful fondue is accompanied by many tasty cold sauces. Classic sauces such as chive sauce, remoulade sauce combined with exotic chutneys or fiery dips make the palate dance. Here you can finde Fondue Sauces and Raclette Sauces… The fondue is a real classic for New Year’s Eve. The advantage is obvious: no one has to stand alone in the kitchen after the preparations. The guests put together their fondue menu according to their own taste at the table. As a great addition, I present you with an idea for a fondue dessert. When the pot is boiling, the time has come for relaxed conversations. My contribution brings the fondue preparation to the point and answers the question which fondue is right for you. Go directly to Fondue Recipe and Fondue shopping list…

1. Fondue with Broth

Advantage: Healthy and no fat odor Disadvantage: It takes longer The fondue with broth is the healthiest fondue variant for New Year’s Eve. It therefore certainly fits in with the good resolutions for the New Year! The ingredients boil or poach in the hot broth. Fish, meat or vegetarian, everything is possible and depending on the diet of the guests several fondue pots are announced. The basis for the fondue with broth is a beef broth, a fish broth or a vegetable broth. You can season the respective broth with classic European or Asian spices. The Asian version of the soup fondue is called “Feuertopf”. Refine your broth for a fire pot with soy sauce, sesame oil, shiitake mushrooms, ginger, anise and garlic. Note: Seafood and vegetables cook quickly in the hot soup. Cut the meat as small as possible, thin slices of meat or strips are ideal, which can be easily skewered or cooked evenly fast in the basket. The cooking of the ingredients in the soup makes it very powerful in taste. Hold back some fresh herbs to enjoy the soup at the end of the evening with freshly cut herbs.
clear beef soup
Vegetable stock, fish stock or beef stock can be used as the basis for soup fondue.
Vegetable stock, fish stock or beef broth is the ideal basis for the soup fondue.

2. Fondue with Fat

Advantage: Fast cooking of ingredients, roasted taste Disadvantage: odour of fat and limited health, possibly dangerous For a classic meat and vegetable fondue you use hot fat. Refined rapeseed oil, sunflower oil or tasteless coconut fat is ideal. The fat fondue is not harmless. Your table should be stable, the fondue pot should only be half filled with hot fat or oil. For some it sounds exaggerated, I recommend to have an additional fire blanket ready to hand, because some New Year’s Eve has not only burned down the old year. As a small safety measure, there is a lid matching the pot. If the fat becomes too hot or ignites, the pot can be quickly closed with a lid. Fat fires must not be extinguished with water, because here the hot fat splashes in all directions and extreme burns can develop. When using fondue with fat and oil, please pay attention to the temperature. The temperature range of 170°C +-10 degrees Celsius has proved its worth. The tasty part of the classic fondue with fat is quickly explained: When frying in hot fat, the fondue ingredients are cooked tasty and evenly. You can also prepare a baking dough for dipping the ingredients. Fish and seafood, meat and tofu, fruit for fondue dessert… You can dip all these ingredients into the dough and then fry them deliciously crispy in hot oil.
Baked dough is an exciting addition to fondue with fat! Vegetables and mushrooms can be wonderfully fried in the batter in hot fat.
Backteig (batter for deep-frying) is an exciting addition to fondue with fat! Vegetables and mushrooms can be wonderfully fried in the dough wrapped in hot fat.
Dip the vegetables in the batter, then fry them in the hot fat fondue.
Dip the vegetables in the batter, then fry in the hot fat fondue.

3. Fondue Side Dishes

Below are a few tips for a great New Year’s Eve fondue:

3.1 Bread and pastries with fondue

Rich with fondue fresh crispy and warm baguette or a garlic baguette a herb baguette or homemade pizza bread. If you want to take a little more time, you can use puff pastry to make small cheese appetizers or puff pastry sticks with sesame seeds.
Homemade bread makes the fondue a party! Bread dough can also be fried in hot fat
Even baked bread makes the fondue a feast! Fresh bread dough can also be baked in hot fat.
puff pastry
If you don’t want to make the dough yourself, use pizza dough or puff pastry for fried bread!
If you don’t want to make the dough yourself, use pizza dough or puff pastry for fried bread!

3.2 Salads

Colourful leaf salads, potato salad, cucumber salad, cabbage salad, tomato salad, bean salad, general antipasti from the glass: Dried and pickled tomatoes, mixed pickles, pickled gherkins, artichokes in addition, a noodle salad is a good accompaniment to fondue.
Side dishes ideas for the fondue, picture cucumber salad
Cucumber salad, tomato salad and other salads go perfectly with fondue fun!
Cucumber salad, tomato salad and other salads go perfectly with fondue fun!
Coleslaw with caraway seeds ...
Coleslaw tastes great with fondue!
Cabbage salad tastes excellent with fondue!

3.3 Fondue Sauces

A selection of cold sauces for fondue will enrich your fondue with different flavours. Here you can find my article about fondue sauces.
Fondue Sauces Ideas Image of cocktail sauce
Cocktail sauce and other cold sauce recipes based on mayonnaise go well with fondue.
Cocktail sauce and other cold sauces recipes based on mayonnaise harmonize well with fondue.

4. Ideas for the Meat Fondue

Suitable are: Turkey meat, chicken breast meat, beef fillet, quail breast, duck breast, chicken liver, duck liver, beef liver… In general, all types of meat and offal that are served fried for a short time. Please generally cut the liver into small slices and clean well beforehand, otherwise the liver will splash the fat.
Turkey and chicken prepared for the fondue
Turkey and chicken for fondue. Cut the meat into strips or thinly slices.
Turkey and chicken meat with fondue. Cut the meat into strips or thin slices.

5. Ideas for the Fish Fondue

Saithe fillet, salmon fillet, plaice rolled, sole rolled, shrimps (raw, grey colour!), seafood mix, octopus and blanched mussels.
Colorful seafood for the fondue.
You can deep-fry colorful seafood raw or with batter in a fat fondue. Use a basket for the fish soup fondue or skewer raw.
You can fry colourful seafood raw or with batter in a fat fondue. For the fish soup fondue use baskets or skewer raw.
Prawns prepared for the fondue.
Prawns are excellent for fondue with fat and fondue with broth. It is best to use gray, raw shrimp.
Prawns are excellent for fondue with fat and fondue with broth. It is best to use grey, raw shrimps.

6. Vegetarian Fondue

You would like to prepare a contemporary vegetarian fondue, here are my tips:
Falafel in hot fat when frying.
Falafel are fried balls made from chickpeas and beans with oriental spices. The wonderfully tasty pea balls are the ideal complement to the vegetarian fondue.
Falafel are fried balls of chickpeas and beans with oriental spices. The wonderfully tasty pea balls are the perfect complement to the vegetarian fondue.
Baked sheep cheese with herbs
Sheep’s cheese balls breaded with thyme and breadcrumbs and fried in hot fat taste great.
Sheep’s cheese balls fried in hot fat and breaded with thyme and breadcrumbs taste great. Special tip! Fondue Dessert – prepare more baking dough and fruit in the baking dough as fondue dessert…
Fruits for fondue dessert ...
Classic winter fruits 🙂 Mini bananas, plums, apples and pears are ideal for baking in the batter …
Classic winter fruits 🙂 Mini bananas, plums, apples and pears are all suitable for baking in the batter…

7. Cheese Fondue

It is still to be mentioned briefly: The cheese fondue is a speciality from Switzerland. The cheese fondue is prepared in a special ceramic pot. Cheese fondue sets are available on the market for this purpose. The cheese fondue preparation I will show next in another article.

8. Recipe for Fondue

Sitting together in a convivial circle and enjoying, that’s what a fondue offers. Here is my recipe with shopping tips.

Fondue - Classic for New Year's Eve

Fondue ideas and recipe for fat fondue or soup fondue with meat, fish, seafood and vegetarian

Servings 4 Persons
Calories 1215
Total Time 100 Min.
The New Year’s Eve Fondue recipe with many tips for fondue with soup and fondue with fat. Ideas for meat fondue, fish fondue, vegetarian fondue and sauces. All ideas clearly arranged in one article.

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Fondue tips and ideas for New Year's Eve for soup fondue and fat fondue
Fondue tips and ideas for New Years Eve.

Preparation Time

100 Min.

Ingredients

Fish Fondue

1 KG Fish and seafood (salmon, plaice, cod, prawns, mussels)
1 l Vegetable broth (or fish stock)
800 g fat (Optional instead of broth)

Meat Fondue

1 KG Meat (chicken, turkey, fillet of beef, duck breast, more ideas see article)
1 L Beef broth (or start with vegetable broth)
800 g fat (Optional instead of broth)

Vegetarian Fondue

250 g tofu
250 g smoked tofu
200 g Feta sheep cheese
200 g Falafel-Instant
4 Stück eggs
100 g cornflour
100 g breadcrumbs (there's also gluten-free!)
80 g Sesam
1-2 TL Herbs (Thyme or rosemary)
800 g fat

Backteig

100 g Flour (also successful with gluten-free flour)
1-2 Stück eggs
80-100 ml Milk (Optionally beer or wine for beer dough/wine dough)

Gemüse

200 g Mushrooms
2 Stück Zucchini
1 Stück broccoli
3 Stück paprika peppers (yellow, red, green)
1 Stück fennel
4 Stück Potatoes
1 Stück eggplant

Fondue Dessert

500 g Fruits by season (banana, apple, plum, ....)

For the soup

1 bunch fresh herbs (chives or parsley)

Instruction

Fish Fondue: Defrost and dry deep-frozen ingredients, place fish fillets in bowls, cut into cubes, clean shrimps and remove intestines on top. Cover all fish and seafood ingredients and refrigerate in the fridge until fondue evening.

Meat Fondue: Have the meat cleaned by the butcher or meat, cut into strips or slices in the kitchen at home and place in bowls or on plates. Cover the meat and put it in the fridge until evening.

Cut the tofu and smoked tofu into 2 cm large cubes, bread half of the tofu to taste with flour, egg and sesame seeds. Cut the sheep’s cheese into cubes and bread with flour, egg, breadcrumbs and herbs. Mix the instant falafel according to the recipe on the packaging and then form small falafel balls. Place all ingredients on plates in the refrigerator.

Prepare the pastry by mixing all the ingredients and keeping the dough cold.

To prepare the fondue sauces see the article Fondue sauces at the end of the recipe.

Clean and prepare the vegetables, put the vegetables in a cool place.

Set the table and prepare the fondue.

9. Dispose of Fondue Fat

After the fondue, please do not pour the grease residues into the sink or toilet. The fat would block the drain pipes! Allow the fat to cool completely, then dispose of in the household waste.

10. Further Recipe for Fondue

Potato Salad Recipes

Coleslaw

Fondue sauces

11. Calories Fondue

The nutritional values are calculated for the vegetarian fondue.

 

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