Grill up a bread bowl filled with hot creamy, cheesy, crab fondue to warm everyone up on a cold tailgating day.
20 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
1/3 cup flour
2 cups dry white wine
1/2 cup cooked, shredded crab meat
Salt and pepper
Big round bread loaf
Toss cheese with flour until coated.
Bring wine to boil in medium saucepan over low heat.
Add a handful of cheese into the boiling wine and stir until cheese is melted. Continue adding cheese by the handful, stirring constantly, over low heat for until cheese becomes creamy, about 5 minutes.
Stir in crab and add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
Cut a circle in the top of the bread loaf and remove the circular crust, keeping it intact to use as a lid. Remove most of the bread from inside the loaf to make a bowl. Make sure to leave enough bread on the sides and bottom so it is thick enough to hold the fondue.
Transfer the cheese mixture into the hollowed bread bowl, replace the bread lid, and wrap in plastic for transport to the tailgate site.
To warm the fondue up: Remove plastic from the bread bowl and place on the grill over a low heat. When the fondue warms, transfer the bread bowl to a serving platter and place on the tailgating party table. Serve with baguette slices of tortilla chips as dippers.
Makes about 4 cups