What to do with leftover Cheese Fondue?

And a recipe for Endives au Jambon

What is leftover cheese fondue I hear you cry! Well one of my lifelong traits is to over cater, which is exactly what I did recently when making a big pot of cheese fondue for a group of friends.  I made my Savoyard cheese fondue using my Taste of Savoie recipe

So I had quite a lot of leftover cheese fondue to work through.   You can save your cheese fondue in the fridge quite safely for a few days, best in a sealed container.  Do make sure it is cold before refrigerating.

Reheating Cheese Fondue

You can reheat it easily in a microwave or on the hob over a low heat, maybe stir in a little milk or wine, stir until smooth and piping hot but don’t let it boil as it may split.

Can you freeze Cheese Fondue?

Cheese fondue can be frozen too.  Wait until it is cold and hard, then cut into chunks and freeze in sealed plastic bags, make sure you remove as much air from the bag as possible.

Ways to use up Cheese Fondue

Cheese fondue used in cauliflower cheese is great and in macaroni cheese.   How about a posh melted cheese toasted sandwich a la Croque Monsieur.  Just place a slice of ham on a piece of toast, top with melted cheese fondue and place another slice of toast on top.  For real decadence add more melted cheese on top and place under the grill until bubbling and browned – delicious!

Croque Monsieur with leftover cheese fondue

You could mix some cheese fondue into your mashed potato and use it to top a shepherd’s pie (Parmentier) or fish pie.  Use in place of the cheese sauce in a Lasagne.

Endives au Jambon Recipe

I made a version of Endives au Jambon.  Normally the sauce is a bechamel, but I can tell you it’s really good with cheese fondue too.

Endives au Jambon recipe

Endives au Jambon

I made a version of Endives au Jambon. Normally the sauce is a bechamel, but I can tell you it’s really good with cheese fondue too.Here’s my really simple recipe for Endives au Jambon using Cheese Fondue as the sauce.
This would serve 2 as a main course and 4 as an entree (starter)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course entrée, Main Course, starter
Cuisine French, Savoyarde
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Endives
  • A good squeeze of Lemon juice
  • 4 slices of ham
  • Leftover Cheese Fondue – slowly reheated
  • Cheese to sprinkle on top
  • Oil and butter
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Peel off the outer leaves from the endives and cut a little from the bottom. You can cut a small cone in the core to take away some of the bitter part.
  • Sauté the endives in butter, browning all sides for around 10 minutes, season with salt and pepper. Then add some water to the pan just about 1cm and a squeeze of lemon juice (this also helps eliminate the bitter flavour) then put a lid on the pan and steam the endives for around 15 – 20 minutes. Test they are cooked by piercing the endive with a sharp point of a knife, it should be soft and easy to pierce.
    Saute the Endives - for Endives au Jambon
  • When the endives are cooked, leave to cool a little and then wrap each each endive in a slice of ham.
    Wrap the endives in Ham for Endives au Jambon
  • Arrange the ham wrapped endives in a baking dish that you’ve greased with butter.
  • Pour over the reheated cheese fondue and top with grated cheese.
    Endives au Jambon Recipe
  • Bake in the oven for around 15 – 20 minutes until it’s bubbling and gold brown on top!
  • Enjoy with a fresh crispy green salad, crusty French bread and a chilled glass of Savoie wine like Chignin Bergeron!

Notes

For a classic Endives au Jambon recipe replace the cheese fondue with a bechamel sauce. To make this a more Savoyard dish, use Jambon de Savoie in place of the ham.
Keyword Cheese Fondue, Endives, Endives au Jambon, Leftover Cheese Fondue
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So next time you make a Savoyard cheese fondue bear in mind all the delicious things you can do with the leftovers – you may even intentionally make too much!

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What to do with Leftover Cheese Fondue

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Endive au jambon recipe

2 thoughts on “What to do with leftover Cheese Fondue?

  • March 21, 2022 at 5:48 pm
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    Sounds fabulous, though I must admit I don’t think we’ve ever had leftover fondue! It might be a good excuse to make more than normal though.

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    • March 21, 2022 at 6:16 pm
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      Now I have had leftover cheese fondue I will definitely make too much next time! So many delicious things to do with it!

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