Beer Battered Grilled Cheese

Beer Battered Grilled Cheese

Cooking with beer is a top trend in food right now, and what could be better than pairing a beer batter with grilled cheese and bacon, straight from the Betty Crocker Kitchens?

This recipe is extra special because it was announced as America's favorite party food recipe from the second annual Betty Bracket, which was a showdown of 16 sweet and savory beer party food recipes all competing for the top spot. Even though the Final Four is over, why now enjoy a great tasting sandwich for lunch over the weekend?

Beer Battered Grilled Cheese

6 slices hickory-smoked bacon
4 slices rustic white bread
2 slices provolone cheese (3/4 oz each)
2 slices Cheddar cheese (3/4 oz each)
1 egg
3/4 cup pale ale beer
1/4 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1 tablespoon butter

1.In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towel.
2.On 2 of the bread slices, place 1 slice provolone cheese, 3 slices bacon and 1 slice Cheddar cheese on each. Top with remaining bread slices.
3.Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat or to 375°F. In shallow bowl, beat egg, beer, flour and chili powder with fork until smooth. Dip each sandwich into batter, giving it a few seconds on each side to absorb the batter; drain excess batter back into bowl.
4.Melt butter on hot griddle. Place sandwiches on griddle. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Makes 2 sandwiches

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