Fondue Potatoes

¾ cup grated fontina cheese (about 2½ ounces)
¾ cup grated gruyère or swiss cheese (about 2½ ounces)
1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons whole milk
4 medium potatoes (Yukon Gold or red all-pupose)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
Freshly ground black pepper

Wash but do not peel the potatoes. With the tip of a sharp knife, pierce the potatoes in several places. Wrap in paper and place on a microwave safe plate. Microwave till just cooked through (a toothpick should insert easily) being careful to avoid overcooking. The potatoes should still hold their shape. Unwrap and set aside to cool to room temperature.

Make a cheese sauce by melting the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Add all of the milk at once and continue to stir over medium heat until mixture thickens and just comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the grated cheeses. Stir till cheese melts. Season with black pepper.

With a small spoon carefully scoop out the middle of each potato leaving about ½ inch around the sides. Place the scooped out potato pulp the cheese sauce and gently stir until just combined.

Place the potatoes on a baking sheet. (tip: a small shallow pile of coarse rock salt can be placed on the baking pan to act as an anchor to prevent the potatoes from tipping over while filling and baking). Fill with the cheese mixture. Bake in a hot 375 degree oven till the tops are brown and serve. Makes 4 servings.

  1. This is like the ultimate twice bake potatoe. This is incredilbe. My husband would love them….On my must try list!

  2. These look delicious – I love your idea of sitting them on salt to stop them tipping over, hahah.

    I made some Cod Potato Bites the other week (basically mashed potato with cod and cheese sat in new potato shells) but they look nowhere near as nice as your fondue potatoes!

    Hungry Jenny x

  3. Oooh! Molten center potatoes! What a fun idea. Add a little Kirsch, dunk some bread cubes in those babies and presto – you’re in the Alps!

  4. Wowie!! These look so delicious!! Can’t wait to try these me and my husband loooooveee potatoes!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. Yummity, yummity, yummity! I’m such a Potato Ho and these look to be right up my alley. You are one clever lady, not to mention a fabulous cook…

  6. Wow, that made me crave baked potato like there is no tomorrow. With all those delicious cheeses. Hum, hum…

  7. Best idea ever – now I can have my cheesey potatoes and eat them, too.

  8. wow…4 potatoes & 1 1/2 cups of cheese – now that’s what I’m talking about …

  9. What a great name fondue….wow these looks spectacular…just send them on over as potatoes are my weakness and these need to be eaten by me now!

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