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Already having the standard apples, pears and crusty bread I am looking for other things that could be dipped into fondue. My intention would be to have this as a complete light meal, and I do not think that bread and fruit would be enough variety.

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why would this be community wiki? –  akf Nov 2 '10 at 2:35

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  1. Vegetables (broccoli, mushrooms, cubed/baby potatoes, peppers, celery, cauliflower)
  2. Meat (cubed ham, pepperoni, sausages)
  3. Other kinds of bread (pita, chunks of soft pretzels, garlic bread, saltines)
  4. Tomatoes

Basically, anything that is delicious with cheese and can be speared with a stick is fair game :)

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Baby carrots and cucumber spears are other great examples of suitable vegetables. –  Erik P. Nov 1 '10 at 16:02
Oh, right, tack on that any kind of finger food that is (optionally) savory and good with cheese is also fair game. –  Dorrene Nov 1 '10 at 16:03
Agreed on the vegetables and meat, but you may need to cook some of the vegetables first (eg, potatoes, doesn't hurt to steam the brocolli a little bit) ... and on the bread products, I'll also add pretzel sticks as a dipping agent in themselves (even if they can't be speared) –  Joe Nov 1 '10 at 16:44

A few ideas for things which might taste good dipped in cheese:

  • Cooked bratwurst, andouille sausage, keilbasa, and the like sliced into pieces would be good.
  • Cooked shrimp, lobster meat, or salmon pieces.
  • Thin sliced cooked flank steak.
  • Brined and baked chicken cubes
  • Cooked duck breast pieces

The other option is to do an entree fondue course where you cook your meat in your fondue pot using a liquid, fat, or liquid and fat combination. Skewer some meat and leave it in the liquid until cooked through and enjoy.

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I think that thin slices of steak and peppers like you would find in a Philly cheesesteak would be awesome!

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