Crab Fondue

  • Active Time 25m
  • Total Time 2h 25m
  • Rating ****

Serves 8


  • For the Onion Puree:
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 12 yellow onions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 quarts unsalted chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • For the Roux:
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 red bell peppers, finely diced
  • 2 green bell peppers, finely diced
  • 2 red onions, finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups diced fontina cheese
  • 2 pounds crabmeat
  • 3 baguettes, cubed



In a thick-bottomed 4-quart saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat and brown slightly. Add the chopped yellow onions and cook slowly until browned. Add the chicken broth, bay leaf and thyme sprig. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce heat to a low simmer. Season with freshly cracked black pepper. Cover and braise the onions for 2 hours. Remove the onions from braising liquid. Discard the bay leaf and thyme. Boil the broth until it is reduced to 2 cups. Puree the reduced broth with the cooked onions in a blender or food processor until smooth.


In the same saucepan, cleaned, melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter. Add the flour, stirring constantly, and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes until the roux is well blended and blond in color. Add the onion puree and stir to combine. Add the red pepper, green pepper, red onion, cayenne pepper, heavy cream and diced fontina. Stir until cheese is melted, then add crabmeat. When heated through, add salt to taste. Transfer to a fondue pot and serve with cubed baguette.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Longstreet. All rights reserved.

RecID 3308

nutrition information per serving

546 calories; 30g total fat; 169mg cholesterol; 795mg sodium; 35g carbohydrates; 6g fiber; 38g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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