Here you will find suggestions for classic and unusual fondue side dishes. These delicious dishes are a must for any social evening or festive occasion. So you have the perfect fondue prepared for your family and friends and then enjoy together super sic bo demo.
THE CLASSIC CHEESE FONDUE
The term fondue comes from the French and translates as “melted”. Traditionally, a cheese fondue consists of a melted cheese sauce that is refined with white wine, kirsch, garlic, and pepper. White and wholemeal bread is traditionally dipped into this sauce. You can toast it in a pan beforehand until crispy.
As this main ingredient is already very rich, you should opt for lighter fondue side dishes. Suitable are, for example:
Sour pickled vegetables from a jar are a popular fondue side dish, as they provide a good counterpart to the heavy and spicy cheese sauce. You can serve pickled gherkins, pickled peppers, carrots, and silver onions, for example.
Blanched, steamed, stewed, roasted, or boiled vegetables: Vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, leeks, or cauliflower can also simply be cut into small pieces and prepared in different ways. Then dip them in the delicious cheese sauce.
Potatoes: Potato pieces are also a classic fondue side dish. You can either use boiled jacket potatoes or baked potato wedges from the oven.
Mushrooms: Mushrooms, chanterelles, porcini mushrooms, etc. are sautéed in a little oil in a pan shortly before the start of the fondue evening.
Olives: Fresh or pickled olives from a jar are another popular and uncomplicated fondue side dish.
Fruit: Apples, pears, grapes, and other fresh fruit go perfectly with spicy cheese fondue thanks to their sweet and sour taste.
Also, offer fresh salads – they provide a good balance to the heavy cheese sauce. You can opt for more classic varieties such as cucumber, carrot, or coleslaw.
Dips and sauces are also a must for a perfect fondue evening. Fruity and spicy chutneys are particularly suitable. You can find more delicious recipes in our article on fondue sauces.
FOR SWEET CHOCOLATE FONDUE
Fresh fruit is a tried-and-tested garnish for a creamy and sweet chocolate fondue.
In a chocolate fondue, various garnishes are dipped in melted chocolate. You can also make your sweet fondue vegan: Just make sure that the chocolate does not contain milk powder. It is best to use dark chocolate or vegan alternatives for white and milk chocolate. Also, look for fair trade products to support fair working conditions.
Popular toppings for a chocolate fondue are, for example
Fruit: Fresh, slightly sour fruit goes very well with sweet and heavy chocolate. There are no limits to the types of fruit you can choose, just use whatever is in season. For example, you can use berries, apples, pears, peaches, or grapes.
Dried fruit: If you want to make your fondue even sweeter, dried fruit such as dates, dried figs, raisins, or prunes are also very suitable as a garnish.
Baked goods: You can also refine cookies or small pieces of cake and waffles with melted chocolate. Ideal for using up leftover cake.
Gummy bears: Gummy bears or marshmallows also make a delicious garnish. Use varieties without gelatine to avoid animal products.
VEGAN SIDE DISHES
Almost all types of vegetables are suitable for a vegetarian fondue evening. Leftover vegetables can also be used very well here!
For a scalded fondue, simply pour vegetable stock into a fondue pot. The side dishes are then cooked briefly in the stock. The somewhat richer fat fondue is prepared with neutral rapeseed or sunflower oil. The side dishes are then deep-fried in a hot pan. Any vegetables are suitable for both types of fondue, such as
- green beans
- Cabbage, such as rose and cauliflower