Course: Entree
//
Beer Style: Barrel-Aged Beers

Breakfast Beer Popovers

These popovers made with your favorite barrel-aged beer are easy enough to make pre-caffeine and travel well if you need to send anyone to work or school with something to eat. These can be served drizzled with maple syrup or smothered in homemade pesto. They're even better when served with an oak-aged pale ale or ESB.

Ingredients

  • butter
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 sweet or spicy italian sausage links
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup smoked (or regular) mozzarella, grated
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 cup oak aged pale ale or English mild, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 green onions, green and white portions finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • salt and pepper
  • maple syrup and/or pesto

Directions

  1. To make these popovers, preheat oven to 400°F. Use butter to grease a nonstick muffin or popover pan, set aside.
  2. In a medium pan, heat olive oil. Remove sausage from casing and add to the pan. As the sausage begins to brown, add bell pepper.
  3. Season with a pinch of salt. Add garlic and continue to cook until garlic is fragrant and sausage is cooked through.
  4. Spoon the sausage mixture into each muffin tin and top with grated cheese.
  5. Use a blender to mix eggs until frothy; add the milk, barrel-aged beer, flour, green onions and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Blend until the mixture comes together. Divide batter amongst muffin tins, filling to just below the rim.
  6. Bake on the center rack until the popovers puff up and the tops turn golden brown, about 30 to 35 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately with maple syrup or pesto.

More Collections

Recipe Collection

Ain’t No Thing But a Chicken Wing

See Full Collection

There are whole restaurants devoted to the chicken wing for good reason — it’s time to break out one of the recipes in this collection and try making your own wings. Wing recipes are the perfect opportunity to experiment with the pairing technique of resonance. Look for craft beers with flavors that mirror the ingredients in the recipe for a …

Read More

Recipe Collection

Starch, Starch Baby

See Full Collection

From french fries to potato salad, the recipes in this collection celebrate everyone’s favorite tuber. Beer is a perfect ingredient to use with potatoes, and in most cases your favorite beer can be substituted for any liquid addition in your recipe. Always remember to match intensities with cooking with craft beer. Stronger food flavors can handle and match bigger beer …

Read More