Have you prepared a fondue meal with your Fondussimo fondue set? It would be a shame to throw out the tasty liquid, especially if you prepared a good homemade broth! Here's our guide to salvaging your leftover fondue broth.
3 advantages of reusing your fondue broth
Before moving on to our tips, let’s take a moment to discuss why it’s a good idea to give your leftover fondue broth a second life.
- It will lower the overall cost of your meal. In fact, the portion of your budget going to the broth for a fondue meal can be quite significant, especially if you use a nice red wine to prepare our Red Wine fondue recipe.
- It reduces food waste. Every action counts.
- Your dipping ingredients cooking in the broth during the fondue meal add even more taste to it, that you can enjoy afterwards!
Our 5 best tips to give your broth a second life
First, know that not all broths are meant to be converted in the same way. Before following one of our tips, ask yourself if it makes sense. For example, a red wine broth might not be as good as a sauce for white fish.
We therefore suggest that you familiarize yourself with all these tips before selecting one for your broth. Let’s discover them together!
1. Freeze your leftover broth
Freezing leftover fondue broth is the perfect solution if you’re a bit short on time. You will be able to reuse it during your next fondue meal. You’ll then only have to prepare half a broth recipe or add aromatic liquids to get the recommended liquid quantity. Please note, according to the health and safety standards, you must avoid freezing/thawing a food product twice or more.
2. Turn your broth into a soup
Is your broth too salty or is the flavour too strong? This happens often with store-bought fondue broths. To make your leftover broth more balanced, supplement it with a bit of water and a pinch of sugar. Use this opportunity to add your uneaten vegetables cooked in the broth.
3. Make a braising base
Turn your broth into a braising liquid! Braising is a technique that involves stewing a food (often meat, fish or vegetables) for a long time in a flavoured liquid. It’s the perfect way to use leftover fondue broth!
Whether you’re cooking a beef roast, a piece of ham, or some pork chops, your broth’s aromatic profile should guide you to a lovely meat-broth match.
4. Turn your broth into a sauce
Convert your broth into a pasta sauce! The broth from our original Italian Fondue (with tomatoes) is perfect to create a yummy spaghetti sauce. If your broth feels too runny, thicken it by boiling it with cornstarch dissolved in cold water.
It's even a must with creamier broth fondues that are irresistible with pasta, such as the Rosé Seafood Fondue or the Carbonara Fondue. These are wonderful 2-in-1 meals, especially when we tend to "over" garnish our table with a variety of toppings.
5. Other recipes with a fondue broth
Take a look at the “A few tips” section in each Fondussimo recipes: several of them present a way to convert the broth according to the recipe’s flavour profile, and sometimes even complete recuperation recipes!
For example, in the Fondue BBQ 2.0 recipe, we suggest you transform the broth into a tasty homemade BBQ sauce, ideal for marinating your meats. Or try the White Wine Fondue recipe, which suggests using any leftover broth for an escabeche salad. Honestly, would you have thought of that? That’s what we’re here for!
Cheese fondues and desserts are no exception! If you can resist eating everything, cheese mixes are always delicious with pasta, and here's the ultimate proof: 2-Cheese Creamy Pasta. Finally, for dessert, how about a Chocolate Pie that will reclaim every gram of sweet pleasure.
Fondussimo promises you the best fondue broths
The great thing about your electric fondue set is that it makes it easy to try an infinite diversity of delicious broths. So don’t skimp on quantity, and apply these easy techniques to make the fun last even longer!