Cooking with Beer
Use a medium-bodied beer. The lightest beers won't add much flavor to your recipe, while a really dark beer (such as stout) might overpower other flavors.
Some recipes call for flat beer. In these cases, be sure to open your beer at least a few hours before you start cooking.
Ready to give cooking with beer a try?
Here is the quick and easy method for Beer Can Chicken:
Pour a can of beer over sliced onions, carrots and potatoes in the bottom of your roasting pan, leaving an inch or so of beer in the bottom of the can. Stand the can in the middle of the roaster, and then slide the cavity of a salted whole chicken over the can. Make sure the chicken stands up vertically—that's the whole point! Roast at 475 degrees for 75 minutes. Check for doneness after an hour. Serve chicken and veggies together.
Published on January 06, 2011