Have you prepared a fondue meal with your Fondussimo fondue set? It would be a shame to throw out the leftover fondue broth, especially if you prepared a good homemade broth! Here is our little guide to salvaging this tasty liquid.
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.
- 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!
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.
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.
Soups made from leftover fondue broth are super tasty. Try to cook a delicious soup with the remaining broth of our Lamb Fondue!
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.
TURN YOUR BROTH INTO A SAUCE
Convert your broth into a pasta sauce! The broth from our 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.
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.
For example, if you want to prepare our Vegetarian Spring Fondue recipe, you’ll be able to turn the leftover broth into a soup. 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!
Fondussimo promises you the best fondue broths
The great thing about our 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!