Recipe for Swiss Tomato Fondue


    Swiss Tomato Fondue

    8 to 10 plum tomatoes (about 1 pound),
        peeled, seeded and chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 cup tomato juice
    10 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated
    10 ounces Emmenthaler cheese, grated
    4 teaspoons cornstarch
    1 tablespoon whipping cream
    Freshly ground white pepper
    Generous pinch of dried oregano

    Combine tomatoes and garlic in a fondue pot over low heat. Stirring continuously, cook until soft, about 4 to 5 minutes.

    Add 1/4 cup of the tomato juice and cook until very hot, about 3 to 4 minutes.

    Add cheeses. Mix cornstarch with remaining 1/4 cup tomato juice and the cream until smooth. Stir into tomato-cheese mixture and cook, stirring until cheese is melted. Season with white pepper and oregano.

    Serve with crusty bread, cut into 1-inch cubes, or small pieces of ham, sausages or blanched vegetables.