Beer-Inspired St. Patrick's Day Recipes
This recipe makes a lot, but it can be frozen for up to a month. It fits perfectly into 4 (10-oz.) ramekins. Try it over French fries, hot dogs, and chili for your St. Patrick's Day celebration.
- Recipe: Beer Cheese Spread
Thinly sliced pancetta (unsmoked Italian bacon cured with salt and spices) and a few quick twists of kitchen string turn an inexpensive pork loin into a party-worthy dish.
Fry the largest rings of sliced onions in a skillet with olive oil, then transfer to a baking sheet and bake to finish the rings. Sprinkle with kosher salt just before serving–It clings best to the rings.
Not just any beer will work in this German-inspired cake. Use a stout–The bold flavor of the beer complements the spices in the gingerbread cake mix. Spread a simple buttercream icing over the cake and garnish with toasted pecans.
The four-ingredient loaf calls for flour, sugar, beer, and butter or margarine. Experiment with this recipe and make it your own by adding cheeses, chives, or other fresh ingredients to flavor the bread.
- Recipe: Sweet Beer Bread
The bratwurst, king of the hot dogs, is simmered in beer and seasonings then piled high with fresh veggies and a special mustard sauce, made with cider vinegar, beef bouillon cubes, and a little sugar.
- Recipe: Grilled Bratwurst