Fondue 101: The Art of Fondue At Home. Vegetable Broth Recipe

February 2, 2013

Believe it or not: my favorite course of a 3 course fondue is the main course.  While I do love the cheese and the chocolate: something about ultimately juicy tender steak dipped into my favorite sauces and the perfection of broccoli cooked in vegetable broth… it just makes my mouth water thinking about it!

Fondue Vegetable Broth

Every time I’ve ever gone to the Melting Pot – they’ve recommended the ‘other’ Cooking Styles that are an upcharge.  I see why – but I’ve never liked the tastes of them like I’ve liked the court bullion cooking style!

The broth is surprisingly easy to make, too.

Fondue Vegetable Broth Recipe:
(aka. ‘Court Bullion’)

2-3 Tbsp. small yellow onion – finely chopped
1/2 Carrot – Finely chopped
1/2 Celery Stalk – Finely chopped
2 Tbsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Pepper
2 tsp. Garlic Powder (or 2 cloves garlic finely chopped)
Water to fill pan.

Vegetable Broth Fondue 3

Typically I put the ingredients in a pan on the stove, heating to a rapid boil, and then reducing to simmer. This can simmer on the stove for some time: be sure to check the taste as you add more water, and add extra seasonings as needed.

Vegetable Broth Fondue a

The ingredients in the below picture were not cut very finely. I typically cut them up a bit more to look like the above photo.

Vegetable Broth Fondue 2

This broth is perfect for cooking potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, and all types of meats! I’m pretty boring and use only broccoli and steak when it’s just my family. But when I’m cooking for a group, I purchase a variety.

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  1. All the cooking that I do I never really made any vegetable broth seperately on its own. This could be made and froze for later use to. I will be fresher than can broth I would quess. I will have to make some of my own broth. Thanks for the recipe

  2. Vickie Couturier says:

    looks good an sounds good,never made my own broth before,doesnt look too hard either

  3. Alicia Keen says:

    oh wow. never thought of fondue other than chocolate

  4. Gina Brickell says:

    I know this isn’t the first time you’ve posted about fondue, and I was pretty interested last time. I have never tried it and really don’t know much about it. I have still to check it out but it looks and sounds wonderful!!

  5. Amy Green says:

    This reminds me of my mom’s home-made pot roast-mmm, leftovers all week!

  6. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    sounds very good, thanks for sharing

  7. I wasn’t aware that fondue incorporated more than just melted chocolate or cheese. Thanks for the information and the easy vegetable broth recipe!

  8. I still like cheese fondue best. Crusty french bread and good cheese. Give me a salad on the side and I’m a happy camper.

  9. I thought fondue was just chocolate! Shows how much I know when it comes to cooking! LOL!

  10. Stephanie says:

    I’ve never tried fondue! This recipe sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

  11. I’m going to have to try this.You make it all look so delish :)

  12. I think this is better, and healthier, than cooking this kind of fondue in oil.

  13. This looks yummy and easy to make, thanks!

  14. Robin Wilson says:

    Guess this goes to show you what I know about fondue…nothing! What a great way to have an interactive course(s) for dinner! This would be great for the summer months to have outside with my neighbors!

  15. A thoughtful opinion and ideas I will use on my website. You’ve obviously spent a lot of time on this. Thank you!

  16. My neice is a vegetarian so I will definitely give this a try. I have bought canned but it is pretty bad so I often add creamed soups to her food instead of chicken broth

  17. shelly peterson says:

    This looks really good. I have had cheese fondue once when I was younger and loved it but I would love to try steak fondue along with your vegetable broth

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