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Cooking with beer
Cooking with beer
Beer Inspired Dishes
As it turns out beer isn’t just for drinking at the footy game or a Sunday afternoon barbeque, it can also be a great addition too many tasty dishes as it accentuates the flavour of the meat. Below are some succulent beer inspired dishes best served with their hero ingredient…beer.
Beer Battered Chicken - Easy to make, easier to eat
Chicken and beer, what’s not to like? With a quick preparation time of thirty minutes your friends will never go hungry.
- 1 large egg
- 3⁄4 cup beer
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- black pepper, to taste
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 1⁄4 cups vegetable oil
Method (Serves 4):
- Begin with lightly beating the egg with a whisk. Next insert and whisk the beer. Then add the dry ingredients, whisking until smooth.
- Seal and let stand for 25-30 minutes.
- Slice the chicken length wise into strips.
- Using a 10” skillet commence heating the oil on a medium-high heat until it reaches a temperature of 360º.
- Dip the chicken in the batter and allow additional batter to drip off.
- Next slowly place each strip into the heated oil.
- After approximately 1 minute, flip the chicken.
- Remain turning the chicken occasionally, cooking until golden brown.
- Once complete, remove the chicken and place on a paper towel.
Note: Cooking time is approximate and per batch.
Beef Steak Pie – A twist on an old bakery favourite
There’s nothing not to love about a beef pie to warm you up on a cold winter night. This traditional dish is made even better by packing a beer flavoured punch.
- 1 kg rump steak (beef) diced
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 onion chopped medium
- 3/4 cup beef stock (liquid)
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbs tomato sauce
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tbs tomato paste
- 400 g canned diced tomato
- 2 tbs corn flour
- 2 tbs water
- 1 tbs parsley chopped
- 2 sheets puff pastry
- 1 egg beaten
- Pour the oil into a pan and heat.
- Next cook the diced beef steak segments until browned.
- Remove the steak pieces and place the onions into the same pan and cook till transparent.
- Next add the beef steak and the stock, sauces, tomato paste, sugar and can of tomatoes to the pan.
- Simmer ingredients in the pan for 1½ hours uncovered.
- Add water and corn flour and mix until the blend thickens.
- Then add and mix in the parsley.
- Place the mix into 3 or 4 separate pie dishes or 1 large one.
- Cover the mix with pastry and brush with egg.
- Then bake at 200ºC for 30 minutes or until golden brown.