Beer Battered Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Melty cheese, smoky bacon and beer-battered bread make this grilled cheese the ultimate comfort food.
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 all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1 tablespoon butter
In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towel.
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.
Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat or to 375°F (191°C). 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.
Melt butter on hot griddle. Place sandwiches on griddle. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Preparation/Total Time: 25 minutes
If you need to serve a crowd, this recipe can be doubled or tripled. Prepare all of the sandwiches first and then dip in the beer batter and cook them all at once on a griddle.
Amount per serving: Calories 570 (Calories from Fat 300), Total Fat 33 g (Saturated Fat 16 g, Trans Fat 1 g), Cholesterol 170 mg; Sodium 1220 mg; Total Carbohydrate 40 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g, Sugars 4 g), Protein 28 g; Exchanges: 2 1/2 Starch; 3 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2 1/2
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