Beer-Soaked Grilled Cheese
Beer-Battered Grilled Cheese
When we spied this brown-beer battered grilled cheese from craftbeer.com we had to try it! We used Pepper Alpine cheddar and threw in some bacon because, of course bacon! We loved how the nutty flavor of the brown ale combined with the black pepper bite in the Pepper Alpine. Any of our 12-month aged cheddars would work great in this recipe. Pick your favorite flavor and let us know what you think!
1 cup nutty, brown ale
1/8 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 loaf sourdough bread, cut into eight 1/2" slices
1 block Face Rock Pepper Alpine Cheddar
2 Tbsp butter, plus more if needed
Optional toppings: bacon, sliced ham, prosciutto, avocado
Make your batter. In a large shallow bowl, whisk eggs, beer, flour, salt and chili powder.
Dunk one slice of bread into the batter on both sides, giving it a second to fully absorb the batter. Let the excess batter drain back into the bowl.
Move to another plate and top with cheese and additional toppings if desired (cooked bacon, sliced ham, etc.).
Repeat with another slice of bread to complete the sandwich.
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Place the sandwich in the middle, and let cook on each side 3-4 minutes, until it reaches a crispy golden brown and a gooey cheese middle.
Repeat for all sandwiches. Plate, add garnishes and enjoy.