While we could be basic and celebrate National Beer Day with a few cold ones, we're going all out with cheesy beer fondue. 🧀🍻🥨 Recipe below! 👇
4 ounces cheddar cheese, grated🧀
8 ounces Gruyère cheese, grated🧀
1 medium clove garlic, halved
3/4 cup beer🍻
1 tablespoon cornstarch 🌽
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 🍋
2 dashes hot pepper sauce 🌶
🔸In large bowl, toss together both cheeses with cornstarch until evenly coated. Set bowl aside.
🔸Rub cut pieces of garlic cloves around inside of fondue pot or double boiler.
🔸Set fondue pot or double boiler over pot of simmering water. Do not allow it to come into direct contact with simmering water.
🔸Add beer. Heat until steaming.🍻
🔸Keep burner on low heat and begin adding cheeses, one handful at a time, stirring until melted before adding next handful of cheese.
🔸Continue adding cheeses until all is melted into beer and forms smooth, glossy melted cheese sauce, about 10 minutes.
🔸Keep fondue below simmer once you start adding cheese, or it will break and separate.
🔸Stir in lemon juice until fully incorporated. 🍋 🔸Season with hot pepper 🌶 sauce, salt and pepper.
🔸If you used a double boiler, transfer cheese mixture into fondue pot, keeping it warm and melted.
🔸Serve immediately with toasted pretzel bites. 🥨
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