Weekend Cook and Tell Round Up: Crack Open a Cold One
Last week on the Weekend Cook and Tell we asked all of you to Crack Open a Cold One for a challenge all about cooking with beer. Most of us love drinking the sudsy stuff but it looks like a whole bunch of us keep a few cans or a bottle on hand for cooking and baking as well. Let's take a look at some of our favorite malty, hoppy cooking with beer ideas.
Instead of white wine, ElizabethS likes to steam her mussels with beer, preferably Golden Monkey, a Belgian-style brew from Victory. Throw some garlic and shallots into the pot, serve with bread, fries, or over pasta or couscous and you've got a great beer-centric dinner, with a few bottles of Golden Monkey, of course.
It's almost the season for one of cathyeats' favorite sides: Red Cabbage Braised with Apples and Beer. Along with red cabbage and tart apples, cathyeats pours in a bottle of seasonally appropriate Oktoberfest beer.
melissalara01's Best Ribs Ever are dry-rubbed and left to sit overnight before being slow cooked with a bottle of or can of beer and glazed with barbecue sauce. According to melissalara01 the great part here is that the flavors of the beer really come through in the ribs.
dhorst likes beer for breakfast, in the form of beer scrambled eggs accompanied with spicy Italian sausage braised in beer.
Amandarama's beer swilling boyfriend makes a killer Beer Based Fondue with Swiss, cheddar, 3/4 of a cup of a favorite brew and finished this cheesy dip with a splash of hot sauce.
somaR's quickest of quick breads involves nothing more than flour, sugar, and a bottle of beer. Take a look at this Herbed Beer Bread for the recipe.
While NWcajun uses beer as a kitchen timer. Your gumbo roux will be ready to go in the time that it takes to drink three beers, and a steak will be ready in about one cold one.