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)
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