I do like Guinness and I love me some lambic (my Chocolate Lambic Cupcakes are probably one of my favorite recipes on this blog), but other than that, beer is just yucky to me. And of course, when you don’t like beer, people never just take it at face value. No, they assume you’re judgy about drinking or that you’re uncool or super religious. Can’t a person just not like beer? Is it really that strange? C’mon, you know it tastes kind of foul. You know it does!
Cooking with beer is another story, though. And that bitter flavor that keeps me from drinking beer is the very reason I love to cook with it–I like that slight bitter note that it lends to dishes. It adds interest and depth without adding a lot of calories. Case in point? These Drunken Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.
After making Drunken Franks with Field Roast Frankfurters last week, I became a little bit obsessed with the idea of sautéing onions in beer. They had the sweetness of sauteed onions, tempered with the bitterness of the lager I added. I was looking for any excuse to make these onions again and putting them on a grilled cheese sandwich seemed like a pretty good excuse.
I hadn’t planned on posting this recipe here, but after I made it and ate it (and went on to make it for lunch several more times), I concluded that it was just too good not too share. Whether or not you’re a fan of beer, I’m pretty sure you’ll be a fan of the Drunken Grilled Cheese Sandwich.Print
The Drunken Grilled Cheese Sandwich is the surly, slightly belligerent older brother of the regular grilled cheese.
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