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  Egg yolks 4
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shredded fontina cheese 12 Ounce
  Truffles 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can)
  Loaf 1⁄2 Pound
  French bread 1 , cut in 1-inch cubes

In the top of a double boiler, blend egg yolks well with milk.
Place over simmering water (water should just touch bottom of top unit).
Cook, stirring constantly with a flexible spatula, for 7 to 8 minutes or until mixture is thickened enough to coat a metal spoon with a thick, velvety layer (if overcooked, custard mixture looks grainy, then separates).
Stir in cheese immediately and continue to cook, stirring, until all but a few slivers of cheese are smoothly melted.
Remove double boiler from heat but leave fonduta sauce over hot water for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. (At this point you can cover and chill fonduta for as long as 5 days.To reheat, place desired quantity over simmering water, stirring until warm enough to serve.)
If truffles are used, drain their juice into fonduta.
Cut truffles into paper-thin slices and stir most of the slices into sauce.
Reserve a few to sprinkle on as garnish when fonduta is used as a sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2351 Calories from Fat 1194

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 137 g210.7%

Saturated Fat 75.4 g377.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1157.6 mg385.9%

Sodium 4360.8 mg181.7%

Total Carbohydrates 159 g53.1%

Dietary Fiber 5.9 g23.6%

Sugars 32.5 g

Protein 128 g255.6%

Vitamin A 84% Vitamin C 0.13%

Calcium 231.5% Iron 47.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Fonduta Recipe