Monday, January 18, 2010

Fondue!

Okay this is going to be a doozey to post. I'm not doing cheese fondue tonight, but I'll go ahead and post my recipe for it at the bottom. Most of this is serving SUGGESTIONS, but you can dip whatever you want! There are many more sauces out there, these are just the ones I like. Nutrition is near impossible to calculate but I'll include what I can. All this makes a LOT of batter/sauces...most of which you won't even use, so don't freak out at the calorie content!

Note: this is a special occasion (date night). I don't normally eat like this, NOR do I recommend it on a regular basis!! ;-)


Batters:


Basic fondue batter: (I half this)
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
4 egg beaters
1 c. skim milk
2 tsp. oi
l

1. Mix all ingredients in bowl until there are no more lumps.
Recipe total calorie (as listed above)=1090 (you'll be dipping though, and as I said, I half it)

Tempura batter: (I make 2/3 this recipe)
3/4 cup flour
2/3 cup ice water
1 egg beater

1. Mix all ingredients in bowl until there are no more lumps.
Recipe total calorie (as listed above)=330

Sauces

















Lemon Teriyaki sauce
(I 1/4 this)
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
1/4 cup Splenda
2 tbs Lemon Juice
1. Mix all ingredients.
Total recipe calories: 80

Peanut Sauce (I 1/2 this)
1 c boiling water
5T crunchy peanut butter
2tsp splenda
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp garlic powder
1. Mix all ingredients together. I like it thicker so I eyeball how much water to put in.
Total recipe calories: 450
Honey Mustard (I half)
1/4 cup sugar free honey
1/4 cup mustard

1/4 cup fat free mayonnaise

1. Mix all ingredients together
Total recipe calories: 140

Fondue Directions:

1. Heat oil to 325-350 degrees in a fondue pot.
2. Parboil veggies in the microwae to reduce cooking time if desired.
3. Dip meats and veggies in desired batter and then in fondue pot. Leave in until cooked through.
4. Dip in desired sauces and enjoy

I use: beef, shirmp, chicken, fish for meats and carrots, potatoes, stuffed mushrooms (see below), squash and/or zucchini for veggies.
Sorry calories are hard to calculate here: depends how much oil you use...

For fried mushrooms:

1. Remove stems from mushrooms.
2. Mix 2oz fat free philly cream cheese with garlic powder and other desired spices (get creative) until blended smooth. I also add minced olives.
3. Spread cream cheese in mushroom cap
4. Dip in REGULAR fondue batter
5. Cook in oil.

Basic Chocolate Fondue:

1/2 package (1 cup) Chocolate chips
1/4-1/3 cup skim milk (test until desired consistency is reached)
**Optional add ins: Creamy peanut butter, marshmallows, caramel etc. You can use peanut butter or caramel chips in substitution of 1/2 the chocolate chips.

1. Melt all ingredients in fondue pot. Dip things like: strawberries, bananas, cut up sugar free angel food cake, cookies, cookie dough.

Entire pot of CHOCOLATE total calories (not including add ins): 1142.

Fun recipe: Deep fried snickers: Dip a mini or fun size snickers in regular batter: cook in OIL fondue.


Cheese Fondue: (I half this usually)
This is a mix and match recipe from Kraft.com. I love it!

1/2-3/4 cups chicken broth (or wine)

2 cups grated fat free cheese (whatever flavor floats your boat!)

Choose one: chili powder, cinnamon, dry mustard, nutmeg or italian seasoning. (I like nutmeg)

1 tbsp corn starch

1. Melt all ingredients in a fondue pot (stirring occasionally). Dip things like apples, breads, and/or sausage in cheese.

Entire pot of CHEESE fondue (not including add ins): 387 calories





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