Bar Bites: Irish Cheddar Fondue with Stout and Whiskey

Photographs: Marvin Gapultos

Seeing as how St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, you may be in search of something to be washed down with all the beers (hopefully not tinged green) you'll be enjoying that day.

This is a simple fondue recipe featuring Irish cheddar cheese. The addition of Irish stout adds some malty undertones to the fondue, while a splash of Irish whiskey provides an extra bit of bite and spice to the rich and nutty melted cheese.

As far as what to dip in this fondue, Irish soda bread makes for a great sponge for the cheese sauce, while sweet-tart granny smith apples provide a nice counterpoint to the slight bitterness in the stout. And if you've got any extra corned beef, or boiled cabbage and carrots left over from your St. Patty's festivities, those are great dippers as well.

About the author: Marvin Gapultos is the author of the Filipino food blog, Burnt Lumpia. His first cookbook is due out in 2013. When he isn't cooking or writing about Filipino food, Marvin is usually enjoying a beer or cocktail, and thinking about what to eat with said beer or cocktail. You can follow him on Twitter @BurntLumpia.

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