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BackstoryRaymond Weill: The Lausanne Physicist who started our world travels by inviting Ernie to work at the École Polytechnique.
Don’t lose the bread in the pot or you owe a bottle of wine!
Preferred cheese is genuine Swiss gruyere; you can mix with a certain amount of Emmenthal (genuine Swiss if possible).
Dry white wine: use Villette or Feudaul. In USA Almaden, pinot blanc, or chablis will be okay.
- Ingredients (per person):
- 150 to 200 grams genuine Swiss gruyere cheese, ground (can mix with some Emmenthal)
- 4 to 6 oz. glass of dry white wine
- 1 T flour
- 1 T Kirsch
- Red pepper
- White pepper
- Slightly stale French bread in 1-1/2” cubes
- Rub enameled coquelon pan with garlic.
- Mix cheese and wine on a mild fire.
- Stir till everything becomes a consistent warm, do not boil.
- Mix the Kirsch and flour till you get a light consistency.
- Season with red and white pepper.
- Add salt.
- Cook for about 3 more minutes.
- Have large quantities of 1-1/2” cubes of slightly stale French bread ready.
- Each person spears a piece of bread and stirs the cheese mix while coating the bread.